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Resources Tagged With: reading

New Free Family-Oriented Early-Literacy Apps [downloadable]

Three new early-literacy apps — released for free from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and its Reach Every Reader initiative — are designed for parents and caregivers to use with their children. They’re designed to create fun and rewarding interactions, get families talking, and give children the foundations they need to read, learn, and thrive. Read more ›

Social Justice Books [web resource]

SocialJusticeBooks.org is a project of Teaching for Change, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world. Read more ›

When It Comes to Children’s Picture Books, Which is Better, Paper or Pixels?

Digital picture books have been a godsend during the pandemic. With libraries shuttered and bookstores a nonessential trip, many parents have downloaded book after book on tablets and smartphones to keep their little ones reading.

But when the pandemic is over, many parents will face a dilemma. Should they revert back to print or stick with e-books? Do kids absorb and learn to read more from one format versus the other? Read more ›

New Stanford Study Finds Reading Skills Among Young Students Stalled During the Pandemic

A study by researchers at Stanford Graduate School of Education (GSE) provides new evidence about the pandemic’s impact on learning among students in the earliest grades, showing distinct changes in the growth of basic reading skills during different time periods over the past year. Read more ›

Books Matter: Children’s Books on Bias, Diversity and Social Justice [web resource]

When books contain experiences and characters to which children can relate, they foster a positive self-concept and respect for diversity. This collection of children’s books curated by Anti-Defamation League address issues of identity, bias and bullying. Featured books come with discussion guides for teachers and parents. Read more ›

Diversifying Your Classroom Book Collections? Avoid these 7 Pitfalls

As protests against racial injustice spread to communities large and small in this year, many educators have been pushed to examine how systemic racism harms students. Some have publicly proclaimed the steps they will take to create anti-racist schools, including diversifying classroom and library bookshelves. Read more ›

Resources for Virtual Instruction and Online Learning [web resource]

Online professional learning resources are designed to be engaging and practical across a variety of contexts and roles. You deserve a differentiated experience just as much as your students do. Read more ›

Understanding Dyslexia

Children each learn and develop at their own pace, and reading is no different from other skill building. It’s common for kids to find reading challenging at one point or another. But if learning to read becomes an ongoing struggle that leaves a child falling behind his peers, it’s possible that he has a learning disorder known as dyslexia. Read more ›

Inside an Evaluation for Learning Disorders [video]

When a child is struggling in school, the first step to finding help is figuring out what’s getting in his way. As a starting point, you need an evaluation of your child’s learning profile, to identify strengths and weaknesses, and suggest what kind of support he might need to thrive. Read more ›

Books for Different Learners

Going back to school can be exciting, but it can also be scary. Kids with learning and thinking differences may have added concerns and issues with self-esteem. These back-to-school book picks from Understood‘s founding partner Reading Rockets can show them they are not alone. Read more ›

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