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What is SLC Reading this Summer? Part 2

“Neuroscientists, biologists, psychologists, social scientists, and researchers from every point of the scientific compass now know that play is a profound biological process. It has evolved over eons in many animal species to promote survival. It shapes the brain and … Continue reading

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Program Feature: Phonological What?

Phonological awareness is the ability to hear sounds that make up words in a spoken language.  When we describe phonological awareness and its accompanying activities, we say, “Phonological awareness can be practiced in the dark,” to remind ourselves that it … Continue reading

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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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What is SLC Reading This Summer?

“The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, not by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud – it’s … Continue reading

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Is a Child Ever Too Old for a Read Aloud?

At School Literacy and Culture our answer to this question is not just “no”, but “absolutely not!” The research agrees. In this article shared on Read Brightly, the author shares that only 17 percent of children aged 9-11 are read … Continue reading

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