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Female Literacy, a Human Right and a Necessity for India’s ..

 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 ..

New Teachers and Parents - The Secrets to Successfully ..

 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 .

The Missing Ingredient in Reading Instruction

 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 ..

The Importance of Diction When Reading to Children

 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, ..

7 Tips For Reading Children's Books Out Loud

 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 ..

Professional Learning Communities Setting Common Literacy ..

 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 .

Writing Improvement Using Wordle to Improve the Way You Write

 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 ..

Great, Positive Exposure For Celebrity Activists Interested in .

 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 ..

Why a Bright Child Can Struggle to Read and How to Help

 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 .

Home Based Marketing and Sales Success A Creative Solution

 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 ..

Successful Literacy Coach Reading Coach Tips Its All in the ..

 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 ..

English - Making the Difference Between Good and Great

 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 ..

Tiered Activities - Give Students Choices

 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 ..

Reading, Living History and Your Kids - A Different Approach ..

 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 .

Public Schools - Our Education Garbage Dump

 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 ..

The Truth About Balanced Literacy

 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 ..

Fostering Literacy In Children

 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 ..

HAITI - Creole, Literacy, and Education

 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, ..

Fostering Emerging Literacy - A Tip for Parents and Teachers ..

 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 ..

Learning The Alphabet: Why It Is So Important For Children

 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 ..

The Importance of Reading

 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 ..

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