Reading Graphic Novel March by John Lewis

Reading Graphic Novel March by John Lewis

The Graphic Novel series: March displayed critical moments during the Civil rights era.  John Lewis and the illustrator use the language and images to highlight the: Drama, Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Visual Literacy The trilogy of the book March is a graphic novel...
Booklist: Juneteenth Books for Children

Booklist: Juneteenth Books for Children

Booklist: Books about the Juneteenth holiday and what it means for African American communities. Juneteenth is a holiday to celebrate the end of enslavement. After enslavement was Reconstruction. After and during Reconstruction the Black Codes were established. A...
9 Ways to Introduce Early Reading

9 Ways to Introduce Early Reading

Language and Literacy for the Early Years Early Reading Strategies for Kids Introducing literacy skills and reading at an early age can provide the abilities to help your child grasp the language and skills to succeed as they grow. It is never too early to start, and...
Booklist: Black & Brown Teen Fantasy Books

Booklist: Black & Brown Teen Fantasy Books

Booklist Inspired by Gilded Ones by Namina Forna Looking for good graphic novels or novels for your teen? Discover young adult fantasy books written about a Black or Brown teen. 1. The Gilded Ones, by Namina Forna, (2020) Deka lives in an unknown land and learns that...
What is Literacy?

What is Literacy?

Literacy is the ability to demonstrate your language through reading, writing, speaking, viewing and listening. A literate learner, an individual needs the knowledge, resources, and tools to effectively utilize the language that they are attempting to learn What is...
Virtual Teaching 2021

Virtual Teaching 2021

The ubiquitous field of online teaching and learning has been taken by force. It has been introduced from private institutions, businesses, and many more. Now that hybrid teaching or even 100% virtual learning is in place it is most important to keep youth motivated...
Reading Pictures with Struggling Readers

Reading Pictures with Struggling Readers

Using images to build reading comprehension.   Images add more information to the vocabulary word because they refer to what the word actually is. Teaching your child how to read is a marathon. You might be feeling overwhelmed at times or even at ease. Whatever the...
How to Teach A 4th Grader to Read a Picture

How to Teach A 4th Grader to Read a Picture

A lesson on how to read a picture with a 4th grader.  Reading images might be complicated, but using real world examples and discussions makes it easier to read images.  A parent, N.J., provided a visual-literacy lesson with her daughter in December 2020. In her...