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High Quality Early Learning

Walking Alongside the Learner: Curriculum in Yvonne’s PreK Classroom is a newly released short documentary on high quality learning practices in early childhood classrooms. It showcases Yvonne Smith, a veteran teacher from New York City, and focuses on how she develops curriculum and the values underlying her teaching. Walking Alongside the Learner: Curriculum in Yvonne’s… Read more

Picture Prompts

The New York Times has introduced a new feature in its Learning Network. Picture Prompts is a collection of images with accompanying questions that support writing. What’s Going On in This Picture?, another New York Times Learning Network resource, continues to be produced. It contains intriguing photographs without captions. This resource can be used as… Read more

Fire Safety

If you want to include practical lessons on home fire safety in your work with adult literacy students, the BLEST Practitioner Guide from Laubach Literacy Ontario includes a module on fire safety. It covers the common causes of home fires and how to prevent them, information on smoke detectors, and how to create an evacuation… Read more

Tap, Click, Read Toolkit

Tap, Click, Read: growing readers in a world of screens provides a look at how parents and educators can help children become readers using media of all kinds – print, digital and everything in between. Now a toolkit of 14 research-based based resources to accompany the book has been released. It includes recommendations, tip sheets,… Read more

Drop Everything and Read

Today is the BC Drop Everything and Read Challenge! Have you set aside time today to read? Here’s a true story that reflects on the power of reading.

Expectation Gap

When do parents expect that children can control their emotions? When do parents think that children are able to share and take turns? Is what they expect realistic? Zero to Three’s survey of American parents reveals there’s a gap between what parents expect and what children are developmentally able to do. (Click the images for… Read more

Clear language cookbook

The NWT Literacy Council in partnership with the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority and the NWT/Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program created Great Food for Northern Cooks: Clear and Easy Recipes. It uses ingredients that are available in northern communities, and is a good example of an easy to read cookbook with lots of illustrations.

Life Skills Modules

Are you working with adult literacy students who would like to develop their self confidence, self advocacy, goal setting, time management, and organizational skills? Laubach Literacy of Ontario has learning modules available for free download that include PowerPoint presentations and learner workbooks. Each module is designed for 4-6 sessions, and is suitable for Level 1… Read more

Finding Free Images

Do you ever look for free images to enhance a project? In this video, Richard Byrne of Free Technology for Teachers describes five ways of finding Creative Commons or public domain images.


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