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What’s In a Name? Using Books About Names in the First Weeks of School

At School Literacy and Culture, we believe the best way to teach children the alphabetic principle is by using their very own names. Names are a powerful, developmentally appropriate tool for individualizing early literacy learning. Countless literacy objectives can be … Continue reading

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Children’s Books About Separation – A Must for the Beginning of the School Year!

As teachers of very young children, the first day of school for some students means the first time they’ve ever been away from their mothers.  Finding texts to support children as they process being separated from their parent/s is an … Continue reading

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SLC’s Favorite Earth Day Books

Earth Day is next Wednesday, April 22!  We’re sure you have lots of fun, educational activities to honor this annual celebration ready for your students. To ensure you have plenty of read-alouds for the occasion, the Rice School Literacy and … Continue reading

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SLC’s Favorite Poetry Books

Did you know April is National Poetry Month? Poetry is an often overlooked literary form in the classroom. What better reason to incorporate such an exceptional type of literacy into the classroom than an entire month devoted to its presence? … Continue reading

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A Parent’s Love Described in Children’s Books… Happy Valentine’s Day!

A parent’s love for their child is immeasurable. What better way to explain the immense love you have for your children than with quality children’s literature? We recently asked School Literacy and Culture mentors what their favorite books about love … Continue reading

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