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7 Reasons Why Adults Read YA Books

7 Reasons Why Adults Read YA Books | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Young Adult authors may not all be young, but they're hungry -- to tell and to sell.

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12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond

12 ways to read a picture book...with Ernie Bond | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

12 things to look at when reading images and three simple questions to help develop visual literacy. 


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This was a prequel step, but "allow yourself to wonder WHY" is so important and freeing.

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Background TV may hinder toddlers' language development - Jackson Clarion Ledger

Background TV may hinder toddlers' language development - Jackson Clarion Ledger | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Background TV may hinder toddlers' language development
Jackson Clarion Ledger
Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study.

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This is the absolute worst way to teach your kids to read - Salon

This is the absolute worst way to teach your kids to read - Salon | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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This is the absolute worst way to teach your kids to read
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“No screen time until you do an hour of reading first,” was her reply. The child flung himself back in his seat and opened a paperback book with a disgruntled sigh.

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Guilty as charged ... reading is among the things our teen needs to do before getting screen time. But we also do lots of reading ourselves and have screen-free time, too.

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Reading children's literature is not 'embarrassing' - The Conversation

Reading children's literature is not 'embarrassing' - The Conversation | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading children's literature is not 'embarrassing' The Conversation From the “golden age” of children's literature in the second half of the 19th century, didacticism decreased and the boundary between books for adults and books for children...

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This question says it all - "Regardless of the problems with the suggestion that any kind of reading should be embarrassing, why should the intended age of a book’s readership determine whether reading it is “shameful”?"

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

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Until I had a child, it never dawned on me that she needed to learn how to learn ... Oh, how I wish I had had this road map to get us started.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 27, 5:14 PM

The development for learning strategies within your teaching and learning environment. I use metacognitive learning strategies within all the courses that at teach at the university level.

Karen Bowden's curator insight, May 28, 12:09 PM

"In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,” writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio..."

Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 30, 5:18 AM

"Most striking, low-achieving students show “substantial deficits” in their awareness of the cognitive and metacognitive strategies that lead to effective learning—suggesting that these students’ struggles may be due in part to a gap in their knowledge about how learning works."

We cannot expect to narrow the gap until we take the time to provide low achieving learners, far too often those of low socio-economic status, with the tools to learn for themselves, to have the confidence to enjoy learning and be curious about the wider world.

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Special Needs Digest: Giftedness and Learning Disabilities

Special Needs Digest: Giftedness and Learning Disabilities | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

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#edchat #teachers Combat the Summer Slide (via http://www.smore.com ) https://www.smore.com/k3zd7-combat-the-summer-slide
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Amid a decline in Braille literacy and shifts in technology, Boston-based National Braille Press remains a top publisher for the blind - The Boston Globe

Amid a decline in Braille literacy and shifts in technology, Boston-based National Braille Press remains a top publisher for the blind - The Boston Globe | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Boston-based National Braille Press was established expressly to meet major challenges head-on. Amid a decline in Braille literacy and shifts in technology, the company remains one of the oldest and largest printers for the blind in America.
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6th Grade Reading Comprehension: Understanding Complex ...

6th Grade Reading Comprehension: Understanding Complex ... | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading comprehension is an important concept that a student must learn early on. Reading comprehension isn't just taking what you've read on a page, but it is also understanding what you've read and being able to explain ...

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Tweet from @drmichaelhart

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172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online

172 Places For Free Comic Books And Graphic Novels Online | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
This article contains scores of links to free online comics and graphic novels.

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BookChook's curator insight, February 28, 2:27 PM

Lots of free comics and graphic novels online. 

Maria Richards's curator insight, May 23, 4:05 PM

More free teaching resources! 

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Literacy Ideas for a Snowy Day • Family Bookshelf

Literacy Ideas for a Snowy Day • Family Bookshelf | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Stuck at home on another snow day? Try these three easy-to-do literacy ideas that are fun and memorable. Just what you need to heat things up.
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Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading

Kirby's Lane: A Place for Readers and Writers: From the Office of the Future of Reading | Family Literacy | Scoop.it

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Dawn Matheson's curator insight, February 11, 5:15 PM

"Your job as parents/caregivers is not to teach your child how to read (we do this at school) but instead to help encourage your child to want to read." ~ Carrie Gelson

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Collaboration Corner: 10 Easy Tips for Parents to Support Language

Collaboration Corner: 10 Easy Tips for Parents to Support Language | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
As we make our way through the lazy days of summer, schedules change, and things relax. My usual theme is collaboration; parents can be one of our biggest assets in promoting language development. Parents of young ...

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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Whether it's Wikipedia, Michael Lewis, or Aristotle, reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

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donhornsby's curator insight, June 10, 6:07 AM

(From the article): Reading can also make you more effective in leading others. Reading increases verbal intelligence (PDF), making a leader a more adept and articulate communicator. Reading novels can improve empathy and understanding of social cues, allowing a leader to better work with and understand others — traits that author Anne Kreamer persuasively linked to increased organizational effectiveness, and to pay raises and promotions for the leaders who possessed these qualities. And any business person understands that heightened emotional intelligence will improve his or her leadership and management ability.

CESSON's curator insight, June 10, 2:49 PM

Agreed!

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, June 10, 9:45 PM

Reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

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Books for kids during the dog-eared days of summer - Kansas.com

Books for kids during the dog-eared days of summer - Kansas.com | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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Books for kids during the dog-eared days of summer
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The best part about summer reading is the freedom to find a good book and dive in without stressing about book reports or reading points.

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Literacy activities in the summer are so important ... reading aloud with the kids; making sure the kids spend a little time reading, writing and/or drawing ... it all helps.

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Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article

Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
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Help for mom and dad! Jennifer does a lovely job explaining literacy and the way kids move through the process.

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What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley

What is dyslexia? - Kelli Sandman-Hurley | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people, but the experience of dyslexia isn't always the same. This difficulty in processing language exists along a spectrum -- one that doesn't necessarily fit with labels like "normal" and "defective." Kelli Sandman-Hurley urges us to think again about dyslexic brain function and to celebrate the neurodiversity of the human brain.

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, June 1, 7:45 AM

A very professional little video on dyslexia that covers a LOT (including neurodiversity, AKA cerebrodiversity) in less than five minutes! There is some oversimplification (e.g., left/right brain stuff). I especially like the fact that she included the word—"up"— in this statement, "Dyslexia affects up to 1 in 5 people." Such a small word. Such an important point.

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Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students

Reading Experience May Change the Brains of Dyslexic Students | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Recent research suggests that the difficulties dyslexia creates with reading may not be hard-wired. Instead, experience may play a big role in exacerbating reading problems and, potentially, in easing them.

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Interesting new findings on relationship between brain "hard wiring" and dyslexia.

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I am a strong advocate! Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics | Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/reading-with-pictures-learning-comics-david-cutler
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Disorder, Disability or Difference: What’s the Right Term? - NCLD

Disorder, Disability or Difference: What’s the Right Term? - NCLD | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
What’s the right term—disorder, disability or difference? In the world of learning disabilities and attention issues, it can sometimes depend on context.

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Carolyn D Cowen's curator insight, April 1, 5:20 AM

An excellent and timely summary with sound advice for parents seeking to navigate the terminology on behalf of their kids.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 1, 5:53 AM

These terms are not interchangeable.  This is a good review in how they arose in different contexts and have different implications. -Lon

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5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library

5 Reasons Why You Need Take Your Kids To The Library | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
Some say that the children's rooms of libraries are an anachronism in a world of mobile screens with books on demand. But I say that while childhood has changed quite a bit, children have not....

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Reading is a social experience ... what other way can you think of to show children how people value reading than by going to the library?

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The Warmth of a Shared Experience by Cynthia Lord

The Warmth of a Shared Experience by Cynthia Lord | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
When I do a school visit, teachers will sometimes confess to me that they cried while reading one of my novels aloud to their students. They’re often embarrassed, but I always say, “Oh, no. Please ...
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Cynthia Lord said this so much more eloquently, so please read through.

 

The bottom line: Reading and literacy are so much more than absorbing and reframing ideas and decoding words.

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Black History Month: Strong Women for Strong Girls • Family Bookshelf

Black History Month: Strong Women for Strong Girls • Family Bookshelf | Family Literacy | Scoop.it
For Black History Month 2014, the Reading Tub lists biographies of women who are not household names, but who influenced society, culture, and history.
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Celebrating strong women in history for today's young ladies.

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The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Family Literacy | Scoop.it


Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at recess engaging in games of tag, ball, using slides, swings, and physically exploring their environments. But physical play is not the only kind of play. We often use the terms pretend play or make-believe play (the acting out of stories which involve multiple perspectives and the playful manipulation of ideas and emotions), that reflect a critical feature of the child’s cognitive and social development.


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