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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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The Magic of Picture Book Read-Alouds to Promote Community Building

Two of my favorite books to share at the beginning of the year are Whoever You Are by Mem Fox and All the Colors of the Earth by Sheila Hamanaka.  Both books celebrate the diversity of our world.  Beautifully illustrated, … Continue reading

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