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Dang!

Monday was International Literacy Day and I missed it! Now what?! This day of recognition and celebration of the importance of literacy is organized and promoted each year by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) and this year the specific focus was upon narrowing the “gap” between the status of literacy for boys […]

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Full literacy is About Community

Fully literate communities will never happen just from literacy being part of school curriculum. Teachers and schools, serving the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse families, have not yet and in the foreseeable future still won’t be able to establish fully literate communities all by themselves. These dedicated professionals connecting with children for up to 180 days […]

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Helping New Readers Select and Enjoy Good Books

Avid Readers are leaders. They virtually always succeed in school and in life. But how do we get young children started on the path to becoming truly AVID readers? ACCESS The key is providing new readers with ready access to abundant, potentially enjoyable books and then offering encouragement and guidance. Fortunately, the power of books […]