Learning and Teaching Literacy
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Learning and Teaching Literacy
Collected articles about new findings affecting Early Learning and Literacy Connections.
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21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher

21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
21 Literacy Resources For The Digital Teacher
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I like this graphic as a reminder that there are many pieces that integrate for literacy to be most inclusive.  The associated article offers a great list of resources to enhance learning......a great reference.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Boosts for Late-Summer Learning

Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Boosts for Late-Summer Learning | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
VideoAmy shares a playlist of videos with fun ideas to re-engage kids in their learning process during the last weeks of summer.
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Several videos with an extra plus factor to excite students about building, watching, and creating things.

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Funding Early Childhood Learning With 'Stone Soup'

Funding Early Childhood Learning With 'Stone Soup' | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Exciting because research continues to document both the tremendous learning potential in young children and the ways in which quality early learning programs improve short-term learning and long-term life outcomes.
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An intelligent pause for thought with regard for long term commmitment to earlly education support.....

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School Libraries and Student Achievement |

School Libraries and Student Achievement | | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Do school libraries really make a difference? The answer is no, they don’t. http://t.co/0oFCGmMoc8
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A great GOTCHA!  Love the re-focus aspect of this posting!!!

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How can reading to my child help with development?

How can reading to my child help with development? | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
By Deborah McNelis, Brain Insights
Beyond being healthy is there anything parents want more for their child than to be happy, to be smart and to feel loved?
Did you know reading books together creates all of this for a child?
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Why yes, here is a plus for reading AND the benefits - pass it on.....

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Tips for Boosting Your Child's Communication Skills - Emergent Literacy

Tips for Boosting Your Child's Communication Skills - Emergent Literacy | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Tips for Boosting Your Child's Communication Skills
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This post shares some hints and links that are worth sharing with your parents!

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Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries : NPR

Why The Next Big Pop-Culture Wave After Cupcakes Might Be Libraries : NPR | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Humor us here for a second: Does it seem to anyone else like libraries are poised for their moment of pop-cultural ubiquity? (#libraries are the new cupcakes!
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a very tasty idea ;o)

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Finding Bigfoot in the Stacks

Finding Bigfoot in the Stacks | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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A great idea that captures the imagination and applies it to research!

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Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant - Education Week News (blog)

Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant - Education Week News (blog) | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Keeping Public School Libraries Relevant
Education Week News (blog)
Public school libraries have always served an admirable purpose in education.
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Has this author been in a school library lately?  The suggestions for the future are already in place.  Forward-thinking school librarians have been guiding students through research in multi-media methods using real-time resources, contacting experts and sharing results globally for some time.  Look up Joyce Valenza for a timely description of school library services!!!!

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Learning Through Fantasy Play | Philly Free School

Learning Through Fantasy Play | Philly Free School | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Learning Through Fantasy Play. Posted by Nancy on Dec 21, 2011 in BLOG | 0 comments. My last blog post offered a list of some of the activities our students are engaged in since the Philly Free School opened its doors for the first time on ...

Via Sherry Newman Disney, Maria J. Skiffington, IncitED
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What a great description and comparison of the learning that occurs during play.  Definitely creating a guide for continued discovery!

 

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Anyone remember playing school, playing doctor, having a lemonade stand? I learned so much from doing these things as a child; we sometimes take for granted just how much these things stick with us in life. They do stick, and with schools like this, where guided play is the learning, these kids might just remember! Cheers, Philly Free School!

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Beat the Summer Slide - Pilot Tribune

Beat the Summer Slide - Pilot Tribune | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Beat the Summer Slide
Pilot Tribune
Believe it or not, summer vacation has an enormous impact on everything from mathematics to reading development for young learners. Just a couple ...
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Nice article - a little late in the season - good for reference, though and a reprint in June.

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Maryland State Police to Collect Books for Fourth-Grader's Effort to Assist ... - The Dagger

Maryland State Police to Collect Books for Fourth-Grader's Effort to Assist ... - The Dagger | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Maryland State Police to Collect Books for Fourth-Grader's Effort to Assist ...
The Dagger
Volunteers will be at the State Police barrack this weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
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Another example of one small person making a BIG difference!  Great ideas to share with other young readers or to spur connections with public partnerships.

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Young reader blogs to help Spring Grove libraries

Young reader blogs to help Spring Grove libraries | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Spring Grove student Isadora Dukehart created a book-review blog after the school district decreased its book budget for the coming school year.
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How one child can make a difference!  Public support can come from anywhere.  It is so important and so amazing when it materializes from our youngest readers!

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Frugal Homeschool Ideas, Part One

Frugal Homeschool Ideas, Part One | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
How can I save money as a homeschooler?
Homeschool parents all around the world wonder that each day. We’ve compiled some tips from our review team members to help you pinch pennies and stretch dollars.
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Worth noting - recommendations to use the library!  Keep these families in your sights!

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Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools

Why "20% Time" is Good for Schools | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Have you ever met an adult who doesn't really love what they do, but just goes through the motions in their job and everyday life? Have you spoken with men and women who constantly complain, showing
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A great reminder of why we became teachers and how to renew and invigorate our students!   Find and share that moment of enthusiastic learning.

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Examples for School Librarians -

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Newly completed by Pennsylvania School Librarians Association - Samples for quality program guide and evaluation.

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Emergent Literacy Strategies to Use with Babies and Toddlers - HEDUA Blog

Emergent Literacy Strategies to Use with Babies and Toddlers - HEDUA Blog | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
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These are such good reminders - now to find ways to incorporate them...

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Your back-to-school letter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Your back-to-school letter — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
RT @EdTech_K12: How school libraries can connect with parents before the start of school: http://t.co/t9hK6ddf2O via @joycevalenza
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A great reminder to be pro-active!! Not everyone remembers the school library as a part of their child's learning process.

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The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development

The Magic of Play: How It Inspires & Aids Early Development | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Learn why play is so important during the preschool years, and what you can do to foster your child's imagination.
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The direct approach - explaining what is happening during play - good examples to share.

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Culinary camp: Having fun with pies and cakes

Culinary camp: Having fun with pies and cakes | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Children can learn about food preparation and have a great – and tasty – time learning to bake
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A novel idea - great intrinsic rewards....but with a need for lots of supervision.

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Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad Award Winners

Design Thinking in the Classroom: Free Inspiration from the Ad Award Winners | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Doctoral candidate Ashley Nahornick suggests an easy, free and inspiring lesson plan for introducing design thinking in the classroom.
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A way to rethink a project.....

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Brainwork before homework - Newsmagazinenetwork

Brainwork before homework Newsmagazinenetwork Whether they will be heading off to preschool, kindergarten, elementary or middle school, children will have an easier time with the transition if they start focusing on some educational activities...
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I am so happy to pass these on as a reminder of great sites to share!!!!

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Education Department Picks New Leader for Early-Learning Office ...

Education Department Picks New Leader for Early-Learning Office ... | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Libby Doggett, formerly the director of the Pew Charitable Trusts' Home Visiting Campaign, will oversee the Early Learning Challenge grants and help promote preschool expansion.
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In case you need a 'heads-up', here is an update of who,what and when for  early childhood grants.

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free unlimted access to online ebook program for young children

free unlimted access to online ebook program for young children | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania libraries are uniquely positioned to help our youth by providing high-quality early learning opportunities. For more information on how libraries impact Pennsylvania, visit www.paforward.org.
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YAY!  Pennsylvania in the spotlight with great ideas for programs and projects!!!!

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What you do in the first week matters

What you do in the first week matters | Learning and Teaching Literacy | Scoop.it
When my mother got married, my grandmother told her, "whatever you do in the first week of your marriage will set the tone of the rest of your life." The first week my mom got her hair washed and s...
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A timely reminder and some great ideas!

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