How to Celebrate Student Writing with Publishing Parties

Publishing Party Presenter

There Destiny stood, all of four feet tall, holding a single piece of paper tightly in her hands.  She smiled proudly, anxiously awaiting her…

Why Literature Circles are an Important Part of Student Learning & How to Implement Them

Literature Circle

Here’s what students had to say about the literature circles in their classrooms: “I get to ask more questions and learn more by talking…

Sedgwick Makes Generous Donation in Support of Early Literacy

Sedgwick Donates to CLI

Philadelphia, April 25, 2017 Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI), a 501(c)(3) headquartered in Philadelphia, that works with teachers locally and nationally to get more children…

Books for National Women’s History Month

When Marion Sang

March is National Women’s History Month. What better way to celebrate the legacy of female resilience, ingenuity, and limitless possibilities than with rich, diverse,…

Supporting Our Newcomers with Literature

Stories of the journeys taken by refugees touch all of our lives. Perhaps we have neighbors, friends, or family who are refugees. Perhaps we…

Lesson Study Inspires Teachers

Lesson Study

The first, and highly successful lesson study cycle at Grissom Elementary (Houston Independent School District) inspired its kindergarten through 3rd grade teachers to collaborate…

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

Turn and Talk

Turn and Talk, in which children are partnered up to take turns listening and speaking with one another, is a common classroom practice with…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Launches LEARN, an Online Learning Platform for Early Literacy Instruction

CLI's LEARN

Philadelphia, November 16, 2016 – Children’s Literacy Initiative (CLI) has launched LEARN (Literacy Education and Resource Network), a new web platform providing the education…

How to Validate “Silly” Words with No Nonsense

Teacher Validating Silly Words

As teachers of young children, we all have encountered learning scenarios in which a child makes up a word. How do we effectively handle…

Lesson Study Improves Instruction & Builds Collaborative School Culture

Lesson Study

Lesson study is a valuable tool for schools as they continue to look for ways to improve teaching and learning. Lesson study is a…

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