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The Roots of Reading Videos

Have you seen these videos? Well worth a look – or a second look! The Vancouver Public Library has created The Roots of Reading, a series of videos for parents and caregivers on early language and literacy development.  There’s an introductory video and then separate videos for talking, singing, playing, reading and writing. In addition,… Read more

Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Natasha

I’ve always been an avid reader but this season of my life has been marked with a new genre of literature: children’s books. Since my toddler was born we have spent a portion of the day devoted to reading. As he’s aged he’s become more selective of which books he wants to read and which… Read more

Links to Literacy

Here’s this week’s sample of interesting online articles: An Entrepreneurial Mindset Beats Coding Skills How Language and Climate Connect How Hydroponic School Gardens Can Cultivate Food Justice, Year-Round Learning About How Families Connect Learning Across Boundaries Our new report finds that author visits to schools boosts children and young people’s literacy The Tamarack Institute ENGAGE!… Read more

How to Spot Fake News

Need a simple reminder for how to spot fake news? Here’s a poster from the IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations) with 8 steps. You are encouraged to print and share it. Bonus! This poster is available in more than 38 languages. Can you spot fake news? Test your skills by playing Factitious.

Trauma-informed EAL

Here’s another reminder of a great resource! Are you working with refugee women who have experienced trauma?  Here’s a resource for you. The Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) has published Trauma-Informed EAL: PIRS Teacher’s Guide to Trauma-Informed English as an Additional Language. Here’s what the curriculum designer, Diana Jefferies, has to say about the approach:… Read more

Decoda’s Summer Reading 2019 – Margaret

I’ve been feeling at loose ends with my reading.  I’ve read through most of the books in series I enjoy, and I haven’t had time to do what I have always done when I feel this way – walk up and down the stacks at my local library and wait for something to jump out… Read more

Links to Literacy

Even though our weekly information update, This Week in the Field, is taking a summer break, there’s still lots of literacy news and information to share. Here’s a collection of assorted links to literacy to browse: At Your Wits’ End With A Screen-Obsessed Kid? Read This Preschoolers Who Practice Phonics Show Stronger Math Skills, Study… Read more

Playing Builds Brains

Everyday Play Play Using the Senses Language, Numbers and Play Find ideas for play-based learning activities for families in the four booklet set, Let’s Play: Activities for Families. More information is available in the Play Today BC Handbook.