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I Am My Language

“I am my language. Until I can take pride in my language,...

Responding to COVID by Training Effective Early Childhood Educators

Like many states across the nation that serve a large number of...

The Power of Storytelling

When I was a child, my father used to tell us stories as my siblings and I were getting ready to sleep. He had created a series of stories called “The Adventures of Booroo...

Self-Selecting Success

Reading is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s leading voice for children’s literacy, has a simple yet effective formula for increasing reading outcomes: choice + access = engagement. Why is engagement important? Reading engagement and motivation...

Reading Foundations

Educators are often left unprepared to meet the unique needs of the...

Supporting Early Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five...

Making Good on a Promise to Multilingual Learners

In 2016, California passed Proposition 58, which eliminated subtractive linguistic schooling policies...

Practical PD

In the midst of the pandemic, teachers are stretched incredibly thin....

Literacy in Spanish and English

Building early literacy skills is imperative for all students, especially the five million English learners (ELs) being educated in today’s public schools. The mastery of these skills—including oral language, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and...

The Three Elements of Reading Comprehension

We’ve all heard that when students can read on grade level by the end of grade three, their academic path forward is greatly facilitated. As a result, many states have enacted policies and testing...
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