CLI’s 2023 Native American History Month book list highlights the ancestry, achievements, and intersecting identities of Native groups and individuals. Did you know that there are over 500 Native tribes in the US, whose members speak over 150 different languages? Let’s celebrate that! One book that beautifully portrays a diverse intertribal community is What Your Ribbon Skirt Means to Me by Alexis …
National Native American Heritage Month is here! Similar to what we have done with other heritage months, CLI is excited to share our thoughts on how to honor and acknowledge this special occasion, along with book recommendations and resources for the classroom.
Celebrate Women’s History Month with women’s stories. Across the globe and throughout time women rock the world as warriors and writers, innovators and astronauts, dancers, musicians, and more. Diversify your book collection, expand readers’ knowledge, and inspire children with these empowering read alouds.
Sharing insights on all things literacy, from highlights of CLI’s work and impact in communities nationwide to the latest research in literacy instruction, helpful practices for implementation, and book titles to expand your classroom and at-home libraries.
Just before the school year came to an end, CLI Broward had a very special surprise for its teachers. Initiated and coordinated by Broward advisory board member, Rachel Danzig, Broward coaches presented teachers with care packages during National Teachers Appreciation Week in recognition for their work throughout the year. Visit our blog to see pictures from this special exchange.
A new school year can also be a time of great excitement and even some anxiety for everyone at home. With this in mind, we have put together some tips for parents and teachers to help calm any fears and lay the groundwork for the exciting year ahead.
With the start of a new school year—and for some, new schools and new classmates—children may be trying to establish for themselves a sense belonging, whether through feelings of security and community, or through self and identity. This book list provides picture books spanning pre-kindergarten through fifth grade that can help parents and caregivers support children, helping them to build …
CLI celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with read alouds that center Latinx and Hispanic characters and cultures. These picture books, biographies, early readers, and middle-grade novels bring us stories from Mexico, Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Inka Empire, and more.
Hispanic Heritage Month is here (September 15 to October 15)! As we have done in the past with other heritage months, CLI is excited to share our thoughts on how to honor and acknowledge this special occasion, along with book recommendations and resources for the classroom.
Books, media, and materials in a classroom have an immediate and lasting impact on children. Books that are accurate, affirming, and inclusive help children feel a sense of belonging, build criticality and intellect, experience joy, increase engagement, and help to build an appreciation for reading. Learn more about the value of high-quality books and how we use these resources to …