Workshops & Seminars

We host full-day workshops and seminars for teachers focused on research-based instructional practices linked to improved student early literacy. Teachers have the opportunity to learn best practices, observe video demonstrations, and engage with each other, focused on building understanding. Up to 20 teachers per session. Our workshops and institutes build teachers’ knowledge of literacy content and pedagogy. Areas of focus …

Turn and Talk

6 Easy Ways to Improve Turn & Talk for Student Language Development

Turn and Talk, in which children are partnered up to take turns listening and speaking with one another, is a common classroom practice with many benefits.  It allows all children to share their thinking with one another, it helps children develop their oral language skills and the pragmatics, or social conventions, of discourse.  Turn and Talk also provides teachers with …

Marvelous Cornelius

Closing the Diversity Gap in Children’s Books

Here are the facts: people of color make up 37% of the U.S. population, but only 10% of children’s books published in the past 21 years include multicultural content. That is a disconcerting gap. We know that children benefit from seeing people like themselves in the books they read, which means that for an organization working in urban schools, CLI’s collections …