Tag Archives: literacy

Audio Adventures in the Classroom: 5 Engaging Podcasts

By Pam Goble, Ed.D., and Ryan R. Goble, M.A., authors of Making Curriculum Pop When people talk about literacy, they usually are thinking about “the two Rs,” reading and writing. That leaves the other essential talents of speaking, listening, viewing, … Continue reading

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A Question for You: Are Dictionary Skills Important?

By Eric Braun I love dictionaries, and that’s why I love Dictionary Day. Every October 16, the birthday of Noah Webster, we celebrate dictionaries with big feasts and rampant commercialism. Well, maybe not in every community. But last night I … Continue reading

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Kids Love Being Read To—and They Need It!

In many families, the typical nighttime ritual is take a bath, read aloud, then off to bed. For infants and toddlers, this establishes a routine to quiet down for the night. I know it worked in my home. My thirty-something … Continue reading

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Inspiring Young Service Leaders

By Barbara A. Lewis, author of The Kid’s Guide to Service Projects Would you like your students or child to grow excited over something besides getting the latest Furby, Nintendo 3DS, or Super Mario game? Would you like them to … Continue reading

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Foundations for Early Learning Resources

by Marjorie Lisovskis, Free Spirit editorial director and author I recently had the opportunity to present Free Spirit’s 2013 early learning resources (along with a sneak peek at what’s coming for 2014) to librarians as part of a School Library Journal … Continue reading

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