September 11, 2009
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights issued by the United Nations declares literacy a basic human right. In India, however, 50 percent of the women cannot read or write. For a country that has ..
November 06, 2008
Literacy skills begin early - by the age of five or six. Before they even begin school, bilingual children have already absorbed the grammatical structures, sounds, and vocabulary of a language. This .
October 06, 2008
What if there was one simple thing you could do to ensure your child would read well and enjoy reading? What if that thing didn't cost a penny? Would you be interested? Of course you would. Here it ..
September 04, 2008
Over time the English language has changed so much that anyone picking up a book written by Chaucer would have plenty of trouble understanding what he was talking about. Even in our own lifetimes, ..
August 17, 2008
There is nothing more satisfying than reading to your child out loud and transforming the text in the book into something that feels like a living experience to your kids. How do you do that? Sounds ..
July 29, 2008
The Language Curriculum often compliments the expectations found in subject specific curricula (i. e. History/Geography). Therefore, by selecting strong texts in History, curriculum expectations from .
July 21, 2008
Wordle describes itself as a “toy for generating ‘word clouds’ from text that you provide. " Words are arranged in random colors and patterns to create interesting designs that you ..
July 19, 2008
A combination of a unique concept and the promotional efforts of international service organizations like Rotary, Kiwanis, and Soroptimists has the potential to produce long-term positive exposure ..
July 17, 2008
It's a tragedy that children often struggle with reading unnecessarily. Often it is derived from a misunderstanding of how to read. The warning signs are easy to spot if you know what to look .
July 12, 2008
You're in business. You've invested money in a home-based business like Creative Memories, Watkins or Kaire International. You like what you're doing. You've bought product, and you're sponsoring ..
July 03, 2008
Being a literacy coach or a reading coach can be extremely rewarding, but if you are new to the job, where do you begin to tackle the tasks? After three years of on the job training, I found the ..
April 26, 2008
After a long professional career, it's not uncommon to look back and reflect on what you might have done differently. It's also not uncommon to hear this: “I wish I would have paid more ..
March 28, 2008
Give students a choice of literacy-related activities that each one can meet at his or her own level. To insure that you ask all students to think at high levels, invite students who choose projects ..
March 12, 2008
When you give your child something new to do, they can have a variety of reactions to it. They may completely hate it and count down the seconds until they can stop doing it or think it's interesting .
September 01, 2007
Suppose a contractor was building a house for you, and for some strange reason he convinced you to build your house on a garbage dump. The house was supposed to cost $150,000 to build, but the ..
June 15, 2007
Balanced Literacy is not a new program for use in schools. Many teachers look at this as something new they have to learn. Many of them equate it with the whole language movement and dismiss it ..
March 11, 2007
Children need to achieve their full potential in terms of reading and language. Literacy, which is comprised of reading and language, is an essential element in communication and learning. There are ..
March 08, 2007
The question as to which language or languages to use in educating the children of Haiti and in adult literacy programs, which are organized by both government and voluntary organizations in Haiti, ..
February 19, 2007
As a children's author, many times when I speak at elementary schools it's in conjunction with some writing project the students have been doing. Very often each student in the school has written a ..
January 06, 2007
What is the alphabet and why is it important for our children to learn it? The alphabet is simply a collection of letters and sounds. Most of us cannot even remember a time when we did not know our ..
January 04, 2007
In todays world we receive so much information via radio, television and multimedia experiences yet none of these avenues has the ability to educate as the fundamental skill of reading. When ..