I’m Your Neighbor (IYN), a project and website that promotes the use of children’s literature featuring “new arrival” cultures to engage communities “in a discussion of commonalities and differences.”
Three new superbly written books feature unique protagonists with compelling points of view and provide insight into the experiences of others, while underscoring the extraordinary courage of otherwise ordinary kids
The American Academy of Pediatrics’ updated recommendations on young children’s media use advise moderation.
RIF is making Read for Success, a new program intervention, available to schools and community groups across America to help elementary school students excel at year-round reading.
When a Massachusetts high school tapped the true-crime podcast for its summer “read,” students and teachers used writing, science, math, art, and dance to explore the case’s many questions.
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Technology may be transforming the way people learn a second language—but not in K–12 schools. Instead, librarians and teachers still prefer to use print books to support their English language learners (ELL), according to a survey by SLJ and Rourke Educational Media.
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A cheery professor guides students through “iBiome-Wetland,” an app designed to teach students about biodiversity through a series of gamelike activities featuring a fresh water marsh, a salt water marsh, and a mangrove swamp.
This eye-opening selection of books about buildings and architecture provide a wealth of opportunities for exploring various cross-curricular topics including art, science, environmental studies, history, and cultural studies.
“Today, in 2015, teachers can be fired in 29 states because of their sexual orientation and in 32 states because of their gender identity.”
Open educational resources (OER) are a boon to maker activities, according to library media specialist Laura Fleming, who provides related tips and links to fun, cost-effective projects.
The discovery itself is only the beginning; the great news about this remarkable find is that it throws the science of human origins wide open.
A selection of new picture books touch upon commonplace situations that are often part of the school experience, exhibiting sensitivity to their young protagonists’ perspectives.
Educators have a new, free resource to help them provide quality instruction to English learners. The English Learner (EL) Tool Kit was created by the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Justice to help states, districts and schools meet their legal obligations to serving ELs.
Barbara Carle, an educator who served as the first board chair of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, died on September 7 in North Carolina, following a brief illness. She was 76.
Picture books, say English language arts experts, provide excellent opportunities to teach higher-level skills while still providing an engaging experience for older students who might think they don’t like to read.
Authors Susan Kuklin, Robin Talley, and Alex Gino spoke about transgender representation in books and the importance of making LGBTQ titles visible.
Filled with imagination-stirring moments and an intrinsic appreciation for the many joys of reading, these engaging picture books cast young protagonists in the role of creator, inspiring children to go forth and dream big.
Weaving history into her profiles of such Motown groups as the Supremes, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5, Andrea Davis Pinkney has crafted an evocative and insightful look at a sound and an era.
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