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Reading Books for Academics and Pleasure

Reading Books for Academics and Pleasure

Critical reading English for academic purposesEncouraging reading at homePleasure of reading books Ensuring that your child reads for fun or reads for school or academics requires stamina and balance. Particularly, these experiences include different books, skills,...

Understanding Assessing and Teaching Reading

Understanding Assessing and Teaching Reading

Developing Diagnostic Assessments to Improve Data-Driven Instruction Linguistic, Prior Knowledge, Cognition, and Observations involved in assessment creation. Hearing the words: assessment, evaluation, and data can give you a variety of emotions, ideas, and memories....

How to Read Different Nonfiction Books

How to Read Different Nonfiction Books

Reading Nonfiction Picture Books Reading Nonfiction Using Text Features Reading Nonfiction with 0-10 year olds Reading Nonfiction stories introduces new vocabulary words, truthful ideas, and new information about our world. Nonfiction can be defined as, informational...

Juneteenth Learning for Kids-Reading Activities

Juneteenth Learning for Kids-Reading Activities

Topics about Juneteenth Vocabulary words and questions about Juneteenth Successful Black Parenting Magazine provides 19 suggestions on Real Learning Activities for Families About Juneteenth. “These activities are suggestions. Take them and customize them for the age...

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...

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...

Reading Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

Reading Strategies to Motivate Struggling Readers

Reading Strategies to help your child to read. Make reading realistic so they can see how to use it in their lives Reading Strategies for Struggling Readers You might be wondering why your 8-year-old struggles with reading or even why your fifteen-year-old struggles...

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...

Black History Facts about Civil Rights Leaders

Black History Facts about Civil Rights Leaders

As we look into celebrating Martin Luther King's holiday, we should remember the individuals who fought alongside him to bring African Americans justice, equality, jobs, freedom, and so much more. Unknown organizers, freedom riders, activists, and marchers...

Oral Reading Fluency

Oral Reading Fluency

Reading can be a joy for some and a chore for others, and that largely depends on a reader’s skill and ability. If you aren’t a strong reader, you might not enjoy reading as much as someone who has strong reading comprehension skills or who read a lot when they were...

Evaluating Literature with BIPOC

Evaluating Literature with BIPOC

When you choose literature featuring Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), it is important to know how “deep” you want to get into the content. Readers can read from identifying elements about the culture to becoming emotionally there with the events taking...

Making the argument for children’s literature that represents BIPOC

Making the argument for children’s literature that represents BIPOC

Growing up, what was your favorite book? Did you have one? Was it a common classic, like “Goodnight, Moon” or “The Giving Tree”? Or something unique to your upbringing?  Who was the main character in your favorite book? Did they remind you of yourself? Did they look...

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence with POC

Democratizing Artificial Intelligence with POC

We’ve all been there: we’re in the car or doing chores at home when we think of a song we want to listen to on our smartphone. So, we say “Hey Siri” or “Hey Google”, to put in the request and keep doing what we’re doing. But Siri and Google don’t pick up on what we...

Why I Celebrated With a Kiowa Tribe

Why I Celebrated With a Kiowa Tribe

Tents, chairs, flags, ancestral clothes, and a dedicated circle of Kiowa men and women gathered to honor their ancestral tribe. One by one the dancers methodically moved into the circle to the rhythm of the drums. Left-right-left-right dancers stomped continuously as...

National S.T.E.A.M Day

National S.T.E.A.M Day

  National STEAM Day was November 8th. We are providing books and STEAM activities that your Pre-K, Elementary, or Middle Grade reader can do for 21+ days. Enjoy these stories that feature real world activities and diverse scientists in STEAM. STEAM stands for...

Teen Books on Social Justice

Teen Books on Social Justice

With racial injustice and social turmoil brought upon Black Americans, it is our hope that these books can provide clarity, inspiration, and better understandings. There is no ignoring what has occurred to George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Berry, Emmet Till, and the...

Learnings from Trinidad & Tobago Educators

Learnings from Trinidad & Tobago Educators

Trinidad & Tobago Training: Learnings & Reflections How We Can Learn From One Another Ending Cultural Opposition & Biases  I had the honor of visiting Primary (Elementary) and Secondary (High School) schools in Trinidad & Tobago in 2019. Educators on...

Discussing racism and equity in the classroom

Discussing racism and equity in the classroom

I interviewed three educators to gain their perspectives on how other educators can discuss equity and race in their own classrooms. You can connect with each of them through their social media platforms.  Crystal Everett @CrystalCalledit (Twitter)Real World Learning...

Strategies to Improve Reading Fluency

Strategies to Improve Reading Fluency

Strategies to Improve Reading Fluency Having a reader who is struggling can take time and has ups and downs. Have you heard, “Th, theee, ddooor is re real?” “Today Reggie decid to have a fun day. They plae with evvveryy.” If this sounds familiar where your child...

How To Tell A Comedic Story & Love Literacy

How To Tell A Comedic Story & Love Literacy

I loved it when Mr. Clarence Lomax cupped his right hand around his nose and pointed towards the wall saying, “Mr. Lomax, to my office. I am going to call your mother.” At that moment he was taking me back to his days as a teenager at his school. I imagined brick...