A Literate Home

Here’s a link that I think you will find helpful.  I found it on NEA’s Parent School Partners Group site.



Classroom Conversation Is for All Children

Worth your time, especially if you work with children who have language challenges:


Children Telling Their Own Stories

Too good to miss:


New Read Aloud Approaches in Kindergarten. What do you think?

http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/05/13/new-read-aloud-st rategies-transform-story-time.html


Every Conversation Counts

From Too Small to Fail

Every Word, Every Conversation Counts: The Word Gap and Early Brain Development

A baby’s first words are cause for celebration. Language development is an exciting and critical part of every child’s growth. Starting the moment they’re born, children begin to build a rich foundation for language using every word they hear from the conversations and interactions they share with those who love and care for them. Parents and caregivers can help boost their child’s early brain development and language skills through simple actions like talking, reading, and singing—simply through their everyday moments in the everyday places they visit together. This week, Too Small to Fail announced three new Commitments to Action at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting in Denver to help parents and families make any space and any time the perfect opportunity for talking, reading, and singing with their littlest learners.


Oral Communication: Central to Learning?!

“The Conversation Prism”

I recently posted this link on my ScoopIt Board “Dialogue and Learning.”  How important do you think oral communication skills are to school success?  If they are important, do we pay enough attention to helping kids develop those communication skills? When should we start?  When should we “finish”?  What should be learned about communication?


Talking and Learning

Here is a great post about the power of language in learning: