Tag: books

Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

01/23/2021 | By More
Ellen Woodward and the Women Who Brought Literacy to Southern Families

By: Laken Brooks In 1933, Ellen Woodward (1887-1971) came to Washington, D.C. She had recently begun working with the Federal Emergency Relief Administration, but she held onto her primary passion: women’s poverty and unemployment. So when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt hosted a White House Conference on the Emergency Needs of Women later that same year, Woodward did […]

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Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

08/05/2020 | By More
Unlock a Summer of Fun with Bookshare’s #AllInTogether Summer Read-a-thon

Published JUNE 10, 2020 by Laura Deck, Bookshare Communications Keep your child engaged with this fun and easy reading program featuring hand-picked reading lists, tips to encourage reading, and a pledge form As communities practice social distancing this summer, parents and children will be spending more time together than usual. This is an opportunity for parents of […]

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I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic by Sam Barclay

11/02/2013 | By More
I wonder what it’s like to be dyslexic by Sam Barclay

A beautiful, design led experience of what it feels like to struggle with reading. Introduction People all over the world struggle with reading for a variety of reasons, including dyslexia, lack of education and an unfamiliar language to name a few. People with reading difficulty are often capable of thinking in ways that others aren’t […]

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Reading Gives You Superpowers!

11/10/2012 | By More
Reading Gives You Superpowers!

Reading gives you superpowers! You don’t believe it? Watch this wonderful animation in which Dav Pilkey explains why! Enjoy! Your child still has difficulty reading? Try our Easy Reading Card!

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Dyslexia-friendly books

10/16/2012 | By More
Dyslexia-friendly books

  The Telegraph has published a list of dyslexia-friendly books, such as Julia Donaldson’s (author of the The Gruffalo) Mr Birdnest and the House Next Door or Alan Gibbon’s The Number 7 Shirt which any young football fan will enjoy. It’s essential that children who are dyslexic have access to attractive, enjoyable reading – and […]

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Why bad grades happen to good kids?

01/19/2011 | By More
Why bad grades happen to good kids?

Extensive research has shown that children learn best when they are engaged and having fun. That’s why every activity in these guides is designed for children to have fun while learning to read. Games, songs, and crafts among other things are all laid out for parents to do and learn. Find two free ebooks here: […]

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Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth

09/01/2010 | By More
Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth

Dyscalculia is one of the reasons why kids struggle with mathematics. But there are more reasons. M.J. McDermott is speaking about the current state of math education, as a private citizen. This reflects here personal opinion.

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University of South Florida presents Literature to go on iTunes!

03/12/2010 | By More
University of South Florida presents Literature to go on iTunes!

Lit2Go — a collaboration between the Florida Department of Education and the University of South Florida College of Education — supports literacy by providing access to recordings of historically and culturally significant literature. The extensive collection of hundreds of audiobooks, stories, and poems, including classics such as Alice In Wonderland, Aesop’s Fables, and A Tale […]

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