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Young Children
November 1, 2019

The Reading Chair: November 2019

New children’s books too good to miss and one forever favorite.

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Authored by: Isabel Baker, Miriam Baker Schiffer
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Using and Creating Informational Texts at Home

For young children, listening to, reading, writing, and illustrating informational texts is a great way to build knowledge and vocabulary in science, social studies, and the arts—and a great foundation for success in school and life.
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August 13, 2019

Making the Most of Informational Text

Learn the tips and tricks to make informational texts more engaging and interesting for educators and children.

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Authored by: Nell K. Duke
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Children's Books about Families

A family unit supports children in countless ways, including easing their transitions, helping them learn about the other boys and girls in the class, and strengthening their self-awareness.
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Teacher reading a children's book to three toddlers
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Young Children
July 1, 2019

Rocking and Rolling. Reading with Babies Matters!

For years, researchers have shown that reading to infants is good for their language and cognitive development and is important for building children’s vocabulary and prereading skills.

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Authored by: Linda Groves Gillespie
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Young Children
March 1, 2019

Language and Literacy Development: Research-Based, Teacher-Tested Strategies

Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.

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Authored by: Lisa Hansel
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Acerca del aprendizaje de la lectura y la escritura

Adaptado de Learning to Read and Write: Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Young Children, una declaración de posición en conjunto de la Asociación Nacional de Educación Infantil y la International Reading Association
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Teaching Young Children
August 1, 2018

Alphabet Letter-Name Knowledge

By the end of a year in a literacy-rich preschool program, a typical older 4-year-old can often name at least 18 or 19 uppercase letters and 16 or 17 lowercase letters.

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Authored by: Judith A. Schickedanz , Molly F. Collins
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Literacy

Find research-based resources, tips and ideas for families on reading and writing at home!
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