Read alouds are a cornerstone of effective instructional practice. Here are key strategies to help educators optimize the benefits of read aloud activities in their classrooms.
At CLI we are seeking to dismantle structural racism by providing Black and Latinx children with the anti-racist early literacy instruction, support, and advocacy needed to create equity in education.
In recognition of Black History Month this February, CLI invites you to join us in celebrating the rich and diverse tapestry of Black history, not only this month but every month. As we reflect on the past and present, it’s crucial to acknowledge that Black history is an integral part of American history. By teaching the full truth of how …
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the incredible supporters and advocates who joined us for the virtual Breakfast Briefing on January 23rd. Your presence made this event truly special, and your ongoing support is invaluable as we continue our mission for more equitable education for children.
The rallying cry of “protect Black women” emerged as a powerful response to the violence and systemic racism inflicted upon Black individuals by those sworn to protect and serve, sparking civil unrest.
In this engaging and transformative session, school principals explored and developed strategies to champion equity and diversity in their schools. The session was designed to deepen understanding and practical application of equity-focused educational practices, ensuring students’ voices and potential are recognized and nurtured.
It’s time to reaffirm our commitment to uplifting of our children’s dignity, unique perspectives and diverse stories. Our children deserve nothing less.
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.