The Read – October 2020

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.

The Read – April 2020

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.

Hispanic Heritage Month

During National Hispanic Heritage Month CLI is proud to celebrate the cultures, contributions, and languages of Latinx communities in the US. We are excited to share with you these fantastic books in Spanish and English for pre-k through fifth grade. Talented Latinx authors and illustrators bring us traditional songs, treasured family memories, poetry, time-bending sci-fi novels, and much more.

Better Breakfast Day

“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” This age-old saying holds a lot of merit. Did you know that children who eat breakfast have a higher chance of performing better in school? In honor of Better Breakfast Day—and with schools operating around the country—we wanted to highlight the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s interactive map. Enjoy these delicious titles …

Educator Wellness Guide

The world is changing. From classrooms to Zoom chats, from textbooks to E-books, educators: we thank you for continuing to mold young minds. We know that taking care of your classroom is the top priority. However, in order to best take care of your class, you have to take care of yourself, too!

Distance Teaching Resources

Distance Resources

School is back in session! Here are a few tips for ensuring that your classroom promotes a healthy learning environment for children. Whether you are in-person or virtual, take your teaching to the next level

Back-to-School Reading List

Whether you’re looking to calm your class’s first day jitters, help build a strong classroom culture, or celebrate the act of reading, all of the excellent picture books below are perfect for reading aloud.

Read It Again, Please!

Rereading favorite books is not just enjoyable for children, but helpful too. Children learn through repetition.

Book Recommendations for Talking to Children About Race

We are an organization committed to doing our part in facilitating productive conversations about social injustice and racial equity. This work can start with you. These are just a few titles to add to your little reader’s library!

Prioritizing Care: Getting To Know Our Children When Schools Reopen

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 …