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…

Children’s Literacy Initiative Participates in My Brother’s Keeper’s, What Works Showcase

Last week, in a major event on innovation, the president said: “We’ve applied data and evidence to social policy, to find out what works,…

Building Positive Classroom Culture

Building Classroom Culture

Imagine this, an unexpected visitor peeks into your classroom. What words do you want the visitor to use when describing how your classroom looks…

Partners in Literacy: JuneFrances Anderson

  A teacher since 2001, JuneFrances Anderson is a literacy teacher and coach at Oakland Elementary in Denver. JuneFrances discusses coaching and training, and…

Partners in Literacy: Glenda Smiley

  Throughout Glenda Smiley’s 15-year career as a teacher in New Jersey, she has taught pre-K to 3rd grade and 5th grade. Glenda also…

Creating a Successful Word Wall

Word Wall Example

The Word Wall is the place in your classroom where high-frequency words are housed after you have taught them (other important words such as…

Partners in Literacy: Andrew Eckhorn

  Andrew Eckhorn is a 3rd grade teacher at John Hay Community Academy in Chicago. A teacher since 2012, Andrew discusses his work with…

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