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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Children's books with multicultural settings and characters can transport us on a global adventure, dispelling negative stereotypes, teaching tolerance and respect, encouraging pride in kids' cultura
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Understanding others can begin by introducing other versions of familiar tales and branching into discussions of similarities among countries, families, etc.

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Guides for researchers

Guides for researchers | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

Free guides for researchers written by leading academics - download the new edition publishing guide (PDF) and/or communicating guide (PDF). 

Guides on writing for journals, PhD thesis, a book, non-academic audiences, etc.


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A little something for everybody!

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New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read - PR Web (press release)

New Literacy Campaign Gives Parents Tools to Help Children Read - PR Web (press release) | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 -- Early reading failure can be a major child health problem and lead to disruption in child development in academic, cognitive, social, behavioral and emotional domains.
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Good news for advocacy information and good info to share  at the website.

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Stop, Drop, and Roll : Fire safety week in preschool

Stop, Drop, and Roll : Fire safety week in preschool | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
In celebration of Fire Safety Week, we spent time off and on all throughout the week exploring fire safety week from all different interesting and fun angles.
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Good week of activities.  The fire companies do appreciate invitations to come during other times, also.


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Expert talks about teaching empathy to children

Expert talks about teaching empathy to children | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it


Michelle Kinder of the Momentous Institute joined News 8 at 4 Thursday to talk about tips on teaching empathy to children and the benefits it provides.


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Connections are made to stronger problem solving, better reading scores with reminders to model and narrate empathetic behaviors.


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New program hits Gering Public Library - Kotatv

New program hits Gering Public Library - Kotatv | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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Kids ages 2-8 now have an opportunity to try their hand at a new form of learning. The Gering Public Library has introduced their new Early Literacy Station.
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What's new at YOUR friendly neighborhood public library?


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10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog

10 research-based tips for reading with your child | Teacher's Notebook Blog | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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A blog and info to share with your parents and caregivers. 

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Always good to see a reminder.
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Reading is so important!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.
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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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This article represents a mixture of age ranges, but the variety has possible excerpts that could be used, as well to help in explaining unique talents.

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Why We Need Caring Classrooms

Why We Need Caring Classrooms | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
More educators are recognizing that compassion can be taught. But I don't think it's enough to have children just learn about compassion, because we need to embody our ethical beliefs by acting on
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Insight for approaching empathy - and links for more info.

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Storytime Song Cube

Storytime Song Cube | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
I love storytime. I love storytime for babies. I love storytime for toddlers. I love storytime for preschoolers. I love storytime for school-agers. I will even do a storytime for adults--although I...
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Something a little different to change things up a bit! Thank you for sharing JuliaMary!

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Bishop McHugh Regional Welcomes Youngest Students - Cape May County Herald (press release)

Bishop McHugh Regional Welcomes Youngest Students
Cape May County Herald (press release)
“We've found that learning experiences such as these help children to build pre-reading and literacy skills.
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Many public libraries offer these classes as part of their patron services - Just sayin' ....


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Importance of Reading Aloud | Reach Out and Read

Importance of Reading Aloud | Reach Out and Read | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Reading aloud helps children acquire early language skills, develop positive associations with books and reading, and build a stronger foundation for school success.
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Here are some talking points or advocacy blurbs to add to your discussions for parenting tips and reading aloud.

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Preschool...on YouTube? Oh Yes!

Preschool...on YouTube? Oh Yes! | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Youtube might not be the first resource that pops into your mind when you think of homeschooling or preschool, but I have found it to be an amazing resource for all sorts of educational fun!
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This listing may be helpful for breaks or reinforcement of a concept.

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This iPad App Can Teach Your Kindergartener How To Code - Business Insider

This iPad App Can Teach Your Kindergartener How To Code - Business Insider | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

"A free iPad app called ScratchJr, which was created by the MIT Media Lab with help from Tufts University and the Playful Invention Company (PICO), says it can teach children between the ages of 5 and 8 how to code.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/scratchjr-ipad-app-from-mit-teaches-young-kids-how-to-code-2014-8#ixzz39iFcNmPW"


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A little foray into thinking from a different perspective....

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6 Tips for Teaching Children Compassion - Someday I'll Learn

6 Tips for Teaching Children Compassion - Someday I'll Learn | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
It's a difficult thing teaching children compassion. Most young people haven't been exposed to enough of the world to fully grasp things beyond themselves.
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easy to explain, share and post for everyone on your learning community....

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This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading.

This Man Opens A Book With No Pictures. Watch The Little Kids’ Reaction After He Starts Reading. | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it

This man slays a room full of kids with 'The Book With No Pictures...'


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making the connection to words in a BIG way!!!


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funny,funny, funny!!!!

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Comment on Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick by DAILY DISPATCHES 10/02/14 | Fayetteville Free Zone

Comment on Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick by DAILY DISPATCHES 10/02/14 | Fayetteville Free Zone | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
[…] & Education – Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick?  “My research shows that praise for intelligence or ability backfires,” said Dweck, who […]
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Some thoughtful ruminations regarding supportive messages.  Little changes can make a big differences.

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Perfect Little Library, by Kelsey Cole-Burns

Perfect Little Library, by Kelsey Cole-Burns | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
It is perhaps the hardest question to ask a children’s librarian, next to “Choose your favorite cat video.” Last week, our founder Cory Eckert asked the Storytime Underground group on Facebook to choose 5 picture books that every children’s...
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Nice selection - so hard to choose!






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2013 ReadyNation Summit Presentation | Heckman

2013 ReadyNation Summit Presentation | Heckman | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Professor Heckman's presentation from the ReadyNation National Business Leader Summit on Early Childhood Investment in Atlanta, GA on September 22, 2013.
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This summation of studies supports the positive effects of early education.  One particular slide, 21, gives evidence of the great disparity to overcome when teaching preschool children.


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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Becky Morales, creator of Kid World Citizen, offers five ideas for using literature about children and families in other parts of the world to broaden the minds of U.S. elementary students.
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Adding tales from around the world can serve as a starting point for observing children and families from around the world.

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Raising a Trilingual Child: How to develop early phonemic awareness and reading readiness by using language play with kids from birth to preschool.

Raising a Trilingual Child: How to develop early phonemic awareness and reading readiness by using language play with kids from birth to preschool. | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Tips on raising bilingual multilingual children in a multilingual family (@RIFWEB before child learns to read he needs to learn how to separate sounds! link to great fingerplay from RIF!
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Many good ideas and links here! 

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10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices | iGameMom

10 Free Reading Programs for Kids on Mobile Devices | iGameMom | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
10 free reading programs for kids on iPad offering free books for kids continuously - save travel time to the book store and library, and save money.
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Some websites to share so reading can go anywhere!

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100 Library Storytimes

100  Library Storytimes | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
If you've just started doing themed storytimes, or if you want to tweak what you're doing now, or if you're a parent looking for great books about your child's new favorite subject, whether it's dinosaurs, firefighters or cats, her...
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I love these groupings of stories and ideas for extensions - they will be great starting points - hope they will be helpful for you too!  Thank you to squidoo.com and tfsherman!!!!

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Early Learning Articles

Early Learning Articles | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Early Learning Articles
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I found a cluster of articles that have helpful tips for early learning and literacy - Thank you to Upstart!

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Advocacy Toolbox – Bouncing Babies

Advocacy Toolbox – Bouncing Babies | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Here’s a new research article to add to your toolbox. It’s all about how music and movement directly affects a young child’s behavior.
 
Interpersonal synchrony increases prosocial behavior in infants
By Laura K.
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Research for your continuing ed - Music is such a big part of preschool, it is good to have the research that shows the connections. 

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