Names: The Foundation for Reading and Writing

Learning to read and write is a big task! Luckily, our children enter preschool and kindergarten already equipped with one of the most powerful…

3 Books that Promote Positive Classroom Culture

Teachers often ask us to recommend books that promote a positive classroom culture. Below are some wonderful read alouds that can help children learn…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Receives $15,000 Grant from Provident Bank Foundation for Early Literacy Project in Kearny, NJ School District

KEARNY, New Jersey (September 27, 2017) – Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization partnering with educators to improve instruction so more children…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Wins the Top Honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program

Library of Congress

Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) wins the 2017 David M. Rubenstein Prize, the top honor in the Library of Congress Literacy Awards program for the…

Request for Proposals: Web Based Observation Tool

Build a website that gives users the ability to takes notes, create action steps, give ratings on practices as it relates to one-on-one professional…

Important Factors for Improving Your Student’s Reading Motivation

Motivated Readers

When children choose books that interest them their motivation to read, and make sense of the texts improves. In addition to a rich classroom…

Don’t overlook this critical aspect of genre studies…

Immersion to improve student writing

Pre-Writing, Drafting, Revising, Editing and Publishing. While these are the five steps most closely, and most generally associated with the writing process, we must…

How to Celebrate Student Writing with Publishing Parties

Publishing Party Presenter

There Destiny stood, all of four feet tall, holding a single piece of paper tightly in her hands.  She smiled proudly, anxiously awaiting her…

Why Literature Circles are an Important Part of Student Learning & How to Implement Them

Literature Circle

Here’s what students had to say about the literature circles in their classrooms: “I get to ask more questions and learn more by talking…

Sedgwick Makes Generous Donation in Support of Early Literacy

Sedgwick Donates to CLI

Philadelphia, April 25, 2017 Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Philadelphia, that works with teachers locally and nationally to get more children…

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