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AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

amazon donates 0.5% of your amazonsmile purchase price to the charity of your choice. support your favorite charity by starting your shopping at amazonsmile.
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Obesity: Africa’s new crisis

Obesity: Africa’s new crisis | Literacy | Scoop.it
The arrival of fast food has triggered the latest health epidemic to hit developing countries. As doctors begin the fightback against morbid obesity, Bénédicte Desrus travels round Africa photographing people living with the condition, while Ian Birrell reveals why South Africa now faces its biggest challenge since HIV
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Literacy for All Learners

Literacy for All Learners | Literacy | Scoop.it
By Klea Scharberg Literacy—ongoing development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills—is crucial for learning and engaging in school and beyond.
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Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes

Library of Congress announces $200,000 in literacy prizes | Literacy | Scoop.it
SMART, Room to Read and Turkey's Mother Child Education Foundation split awards funded by David Rubenstein.
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Library of Congress announces $200,000 in #literacy prizes http://wapo.st/1tL0Z6v via @washingtonpost

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Braille Literacy Games | Paths to Literacy

Braille Literacy Games | Paths to Literacy | Literacy | Scoop.it
Activities and games to promote braille literacy with students who are blind or visually impaired.
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Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and ...

Instead of begging, homeless man reviews books on the street and ... | Literacy | Scoop.it

For anyone interested, he will review his books…which he has read all of…and then you can buy one from him. In this way, he raises money for himself and his homeless friends as well as spreading happiness.


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Sherlock Holmes novels belong to public, US court rules - Irish Times

Sherlock Holmes novels belong to public, US court rules - Irish Times | Literacy | Scoop.it
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The old Scotland Yard building in London, which was immortalised by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in his Sherlock Holmes stories.
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Haiti Plans to Expand Literacy to over 700,000 by 2016 | Repeating ...

Haiti Plans to Expand Literacy to over 700,000 by 2016 | Repeating ... | Literacy | Scoop.it
Joseph Guyler Delva writes on how Haiti plans to build on literacy levels to over 700000 by 2016. Here are a few excerpts with a link to the full article below: Haiti's government has launched an aggressive literacy campaign ...
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10 Unusual Micro Libraries | World Literature Today

10 Unusual Micro Libraries | World Literature Today | Literacy | Scoop.it
RT @asymptotejrnl: what's not to love about these 10 unusual micro-libraries? http://t.co/R3Js7j9v1e @worldlittoday

 

Check out these ten unique micro libraries and community book shares that have brought books to cities, neighborhoods, parks, and even beaches.


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Very creative in creating micro libraries!

Jane Ramsey's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:01 AM

Interesting....

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Early literacy bills must pass - The Detroit News

Early literacy bills must pass - The Detroit News | Literacy | Scoop.it
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There is an international consensus that early reading proficiency is the most important factor in determining a student’s likelihood of long-term academic success. Typically students in grades K-3 are learning to read while fourth-grade students and beyond are reading to learn.

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Here's Why Libraries Are More Important Than You Might Think

Here's Why Libraries Are More Important Than You Might Think | Literacy | Scoop.it
The impending doom of bookstores and libraries is a hot topic these days. For me, a bookseller, the issue is even hotter. Sometimes it feels as though I am surrounded by a modern-day Greek chorus lamenting the demise of my industry....
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Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.

Bring Reading Rainbow’s unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere & help classrooms most in need!
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Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures

Weird and wonderful bookshops worldwide – in pictures | Literacy | Scoop.it
From a Canadian bookshop opened by Alice Munro in the 1960s to one in the island of Santorini started by drunk Oxford students, some of the world’s most exotic booksellers feature in The Bookshop Book, published as part of a UK-wide Books are My Bag campaign to support the bookselling industry in the run-up to Christmas. Its author Jen Campbell introduces some of the finest
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Uganda's prime minister sacked

Uganda's prime minister sacked | Literacy | Scoop.it
Uganda's president sacks his prime minister, a former close ally now seen as a potential rival for 2016 elections.
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Apple-themed Literacy Learning - WOW Linky

Apple-themed Literacy Learning - WOW Linky | Literacy | Scoop.it
  Last week we shared some fun general apple-themed ideas . This week we're sticking with the apples, but it's all about literacy. Letters, sight words...and the tasty fruit too!
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Dramatic British PSA Will Make You Want To Go Home And Read To Your Child

Dramatic British PSA Will Make You Want To Go Home And Read To Your Child | Literacy | Scoop.it
A new PSA from Save the Children U.K. makes illiteracy look really, really scary.
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Louisiana Voter Literacy Test - Imgur

The most viral images on the internet, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.
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These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless

These Gorgeous Book Sculptures Are Leaving Us Speechless | Literacy | Scoop.it
Sculpting a lifelike image out of clay or stone sounds like so great a challenge we can barely grasp it. But rendering such a likeness from a pile of recycled books? That's taking the challenge to a whole new, and quite literary, level.

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The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read

The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read | Literacy | Scoop.it
Giving women a second chance at literacy will increase their earning power and give their children a brighter future (The literacy injustice: 493 million women still can't read http://t.co/RueKVyYyIs...
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Robotics Helps Enrich Kids' Literacy - MyArkLaMiss

Robotics Helps Enrich Kids' Literacy - MyArkLaMiss | Literacy | Scoop.it
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There, they participate in a literacy enrichment program called literacy plus which organizers hope will bridge the gaps between home and school and between classes in the spring and fall.
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With Handwriting on the Decline, Will Student Learning Suffer?

With Handwriting on the Decline, Will Student Learning Suffer? | Literacy | Scoop.it
New data suggest that students who continue to take notes by hand outperform those who use a computer to type them;, bucking Common Core requirements. (With Handwriting on the Decline, Will Student Learning Suffer?
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Tweet from @StephenDrew72

Tweet from @StephenDrew72 | Literacy | Scoop.it
Businesses often complain about school literacy standards. Clearly Tesco think this sign is correct as they put it up http://t.co/MtiY1WtgSj
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In Numbers: Education Around the World

In Numbers: Education Around the World | Literacy | Scoop.it

Education in numbers: Great #DataVisualisation on Education Around the World http://t.co/thU3xWL6vk via @PhilCastanet #literacy #MDGs

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http://www.coolcatteacher.com/close-reading-activities - Linkis.com

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/close-reading-activities - Linkis.com | Literacy | Scoop.it
Top 10 Tips for Close #Reading Activities http://t.co/n90nlcLEZi #teacher #education #edchat #edtech #literacy #learning #student #teaching
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