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MARC celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.!
Local teacher connects with students through virtual read-aloud sessions
Just because the classes stop during the holiday break, learning doesn't have to.
We are thankful for YOU!
Rather than Back to ‘Normal,’ Let’s Get Back to Something Better
Passionate educator Cornelius Minor challenges his New York City colleagues to create a more inclusive and engaged learning environment
Free Children's Book Bootcamp!
Do you have a children's book idea? Want to learn how published professionals make picture books, graphic novels and middle grade novels? If so, join us for our FREE Black Friday Bootcamp 2020! We'll spend the day learning, being creative, and enjoying deliciously delightful kidlit content.
Register for Wisconsin State Reading Association informative literacy sessions today!
Series Keep Readers Engaged and Growing | Donalyn Miller
Reading a series can increase students' understanding of storytelling, text structures, and the author’s craft, as well as offering a connection with peers.
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Dr. Gholdy Muhammad will demonstrate how to use the history of black women suffragists to inspire students. Also featuring Dr.Treva Lindsey.
Wisconsin State Reading Association
The second in the series of live webinars for the Southeast Zone Reading Councils is on Sept 24 featuring Mary Lou Harris Manske. "What's New in Children's Literature."
Wisconsin Educators are free! Out of state, $10.
Miss Jill Scott
Introducing Bookmarks: Celebrating Black Voices Each episode features a children’s book about the Black experience written by a Black author and read aloud by a Black celebrity. Storytime is here September 1 #BookmarksNetflix
Strong Black Lead
International Literacy Association
HAPPENING NOW: Stand for Children's Jonah Edelman facilitates a frank conversation with Ernest Morrell and Nell K. Duke about the unprecedented impact anti-Black racism and the global COVID-19 pandemic are having on our students, our schools, and our profession.
Teachers, the time has always been right to be intentionally inclusive to all your students. This workbook gives you tangible strategies for teaching in anti racist ways when professional development isn't enough and when going to school takes too much time and money.
The Anti Racist Teacher: Reading Instruction Workbook allows reflection and for you to make your own choices for application.
It's always been time to be culturally aware and teach our students the same. The needs are in front of us and cannot be denied.
"This book has really helped me to guide my thinking. And it also keeps me in constant reflection about what it means to be an anti racist teacher." Dr. Christy H.
Click the link to learn more about our workbook from the author and to see what others have to say.
Join WSRA for literacy learning throughout the year!
WSRA Conference has a new format! Check it out!
Michelle Mullen, WSRA First Vice President and Conference Chair, announces the pivot to virtual for the annual conference.
I Am a Triathlete
I Swim! I Bike! I Run! I am a Triathlete! An exciting new book! Changing the narrative one book at a time!
Our Ability to Fully Participate as Citizens Is Tied to Literacy | Donalyn Miller
Learning to read isa constitutional right, but functional literacy has never been equitably attained by Americans, saysMiller. Here she offers tools of empowerment thatenhance information and civic literacy.
This is "Antiracist Baby" by NCTE Vimeo on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.
Weeding Out Racism’s Invisible Roots: Rethinking Children’s Classics | Opinion
Challenging old classics is the literary equivalent of replacing statues of racist figures.
Angie Thomas Event | The Decameron Project
EVENTS Angie Thomas On June 22nd, we are thrilled to be hosting Angie Thomas, the author of The Hate U Give and On the Come Up and a seminal writer of the Black Lives Matter Movement. Scroll down for more. Read More May 26th 5PM Event Link About the Event On Monday, June 22nd at […]
Did you learn about Juneteenth in school? Many Americans don’t. Educators explain why.
On the eve of Juneteenth, educators said the history of systemic racism in this country and the contributions of Black people have been erased.
The National Teacher Award for Lifelong Readers
The new deadline for submissions is June 21, 2020.
NCTE Presents - NCTE
When IBRAM X. KENDI won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2016 for a book about the history of racist ideas in America, some people felt a disconnect. Emerging from eight years of leadership under an African American president, a narrative was building in America about the emergence of a pos...
17 YA Books to Diversify Your Kids' Bookshelves and Teach Them to Become Better Allies
To diversify your child's bookshelf and help them to be a better listener, learner, and ally of the Black community, see this list of antiracist YA books.
For All Those Who Participate in Schools
CLICK HERE TO VIEW GUIDE Throughout the Co-VID 19 era, all communities of people on Earth have been exposed to a collective trauma that few generations of humans have met. It has been painful. Within that collective trauma, systemic racism continues to disproportionately impact Black, Indigenous,...
Why #BlackLivesMatter in Your Classroom Too
A place where words matter
31 Children's books to support conversations on race, racism and resistance
Beyond addressing issues of race and racism, this children’s reading list focuses on taking action. It highlights resistance, resilience and activism; and seeks to empower youth to participate in the ongoing movement for racial justice.
A Conversation about Racism: ALL AMERICAN BOYS, Five Years Later - Crowdcast
Register now for The Author Village's event on Crowdcast, scheduled to go live on Sunday May 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm EDT.
ILA Postpones Webinar
Update from ILA on COVID-19: We are committed to keeping you informed of all the latest developments, including the impact on the ILA 2020 Conference in Columbus, OH, and how ILA is helping educators during this period. Let us know what support you need and stay engaged using these free resources.
This List is Anti-Racist
For teachers and the young people they teach.
Literacy Research, Policy, & Practice | nellkduke.org
Nell K. Duke is a literacy researcher who focuses on early literacy research, policy, & practice. Her site includes resources on comprehension, informational text, literacy equity, project-based learning, effective practices, phonics, research methodology, curriculum, and children's media.
Check out Donalyn Miller's YouTube channel!
Word work with Nell Duke.
In this video, I discuss how to provide phonological awareness, phonics, interactive writing, and vocabulary instruction for young children at a distance. I ...
School Library Journal Offers Free Full Access to Content, Digitized Magazines
School Library Journalis offeringfree access to digitized editions of SLJ, as well as all content on its website, including reviews.
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