In the predominantly Black and Brown communities served by CLI, families were hit disproportionately hard not only by COVID-19 health issues, but also by job losses and housing and food insecurity.
After schools moved entirely to distance learning in March, CLI hosted more than 42,000 hours of virtual coaching to support educators, provided 1,300 literacy lesson plans, and created 350 read aloud and lesson videos to help students stay on track.
The outcome of the presidential election will spark emotions, reactions, and opinions in our home and school communities. It may also spark violence and protests in and against the communities we serve.
CLI’s quarterly e-newsletter provides updates on CLI’s work with students and educators, inspiring stories from Literacy Champions in the communities they serve, and book recommendations to promote early literacy in school and at home.
What then can teachers do to better recognize and get to know students in caring ways right now? Three widely used literacy practices, often associated with social-emotional learning and culturally relevant pedagogy, can help with the work of really seeing, hearing, and feeling what children want to share with us about their lives and experiences: interest surveys, dialogue journals, and …
Three key mindsets, informed by research from education, leadership, and positive psychology, can help with this work of caring for school communities: a strength-based approach, collective leadership, and kindness.
What do the following people have in common: a runner completing a marathon, a long-distance swimmer crossing the English Channel, and a second grader reading for 20 minutes? Stamina, that’s what! Just as athletes train each and every day to go farther, be stronger, and reach their athletic goals, children need to train in their own way to reach their literacy goals. Building …
If your child is a reluctant writer, it can be hard to know where to start. The good news is that all children have creative imaginations and often just need a little encouragement to put their ideas on paper.
Foster a love of words with your children! Here’s a list of some easy ways you can build passion for words in children.
There are so many opportunities for children to engage in reading and writing when they are out of the classroom!