Tag Archives: Literacy

Mrs. P's 6th Annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest

Mrs. P's 6th Annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest

Calling all teachers! My 6th annual writing contest is made for the classroom. Use as a class project. Your school wins books in ever format: digital, audio and of course, real books! from our great sponsors. Real books from Buy Preferred & Powells, Audiobook license from Tales2Go, Digital Books from myOn Reader, & the story turned into a real book for your school library thanks to Polka Dots Publishing. oh… Read Article →

Welcome To Country - Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

Welcome To Country – Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

Reading is best enjoyed in person and with others. Buy the book here: **Copyright Information** The material shown in this video is owned by the book author and illustrator. this book is called welcome to country it's by auntie joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy welcome words by auntie joy Murphy welcome to country with illustrations by Lisa Kennedy welcome to the traditional lands of the war on jury people our… Read Article →

Growth of Black Authors - BLAKADEMIK

Growth of Black Authors – BLAKADEMIK

S01E05: There has been a noticeable increase in books published by black authors and writers in 2018. Why is that? What’s changed? And why is it important? We’re joined by Raifa Rafiq from literacy review podcast, Mostly Lit, author and artist, Kirsty Latoya and Nicolas Tyrell from music and culture Dats Podcast join for this debate. #Authors #Diversity #ItsAllBlakademik Instagram: Facebook: Twitter: Executive Producer /Creator; Jordan Jarrett-Bryan Director; Francis Kunlay… Read Article →

The Reading Factory - A Life Changing Literacy Support Program DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Reading Factory – A Life Changing Literacy Support Program DOCUMENTARY FILM

A stunning documentary film by award-winning filmmaker, Amel Tresnjic that documents the genesis, implementation and fine-tuning of a highly successful, evidence-based literacy intervention program at Dandenong North Primary School, Victoria, Australia. The documentary provides a historical perspective of an educational breakthrough initiative that challenged conventional wisdom and practice. Rather than relying on motivation to learn to read as a precursor to literacy success, The Reading Factory, comprised of a dedicated… Read Article →

The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish read by Ernest Borgnine

The Rainbow Fish is written and illustrated by Marcus Pfister and read by Ernest Borgnine. The Rainbow Fish is an award-winning book about a beautiful fish who finds friendship and happiness when he learns to share. The book is best known for its morals about the value of being an individual and for the distinctive shiny foil scales of the Rainbow Fish. View the activity guide here: Watch all of… Read Article →

Black Authors Breakfast Party

Black Authors Breakfast Party

The Black Authors Breakfast Party for the African-American Read-In was conceived by DC Author and Literacy Consultant Caroline Brewer was a way to celebrate and bring attention to the works of black authors in DC and across the U.S. Because when we read a book, recite a poem, tell a story, or sing a song by a black writer, or listen as they read, sing, or talk to us, we… Read Article →

Mem Fox on how to write for children

Mem Fox on how to write for children

Beloved Australian author Mem Fox gives her tips on how to write stories children will want to read again and again. there are two big challenges one is to write for children instead of for adults and most people I think you write for children actually try to please their friends and that's not what kids want you know people will adults will look at a book and they'll say… Read Article →

Canadian author and Officer of the Order of Canada, Jane Urq

Canadian author and Officer of the Order of Canada, Jane Urq

Canadian author and Officer of the Order of Canada, Jane Urquhart discusses her new book and the importance of literacy. hi I'm Cheryl Jackson joining me is Canadian author and Officer of the Order of Canada Jane Burkhardt she's published four books of poetry a collection of short fiction and seven internationally acclaimed novels including the under painter which one the governor general's award for fiction and she has just… Read Article →

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake read by Wanda Sykes

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake read by Wanda Sykes

The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake is written by Robin Newman, illustrated by Deborah Zemke and read by Wanda Sykes. When crime happens, especially when food goes missing on Ed’s farm, Wilcox and Griswold, mouse crime fighters and food detectives, are the animals to call. When Miss Rabbit’s carrot cake goes missing, they do what it takes to track down the thieves. View the teacher activity guide here: View… Read Article →

No More Noisy Nights read by Tony Hale

No More Noisy Nights read by Tony Hale

No More Noisy Nights is written by Holly L. Niner, illustrated by Guy Wolek and read by Tony Hale. Who is making so much noise and how will Jackson ever get to sleep? Despite some silly, sleepy mistakes, genteel Jackson finds a fun and quiet activity for each of his noisy neighbors. He finally gets a great night’s sleep— and discovers three new friends in the morning. View the activity guide here:… Read Article →

Thank you, Mr. Falker read by Jane Kaczmarek

Thank you, Mr. Falker read by Jane Kaczmarek

Thank you, Mr. Falker is written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco and read by Jane Kaczmarek. Little Trisha is overjoyed at the thought of starting school and learning how to read. But right from the start, when she tries to read, all the letters and numbers just get jumbled up. Her classmates make matters worse by calling her “dummy” and “toad.” View the activity guide here: Watch all of our… Read Article →

The Joy of Books

The Joy of Books

Everything you see here can be purchased at Type Books. Type Books 883 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario (416) 366-8973) MUSIC: Grayson Matthews DIRECTOR, EDITOR, AND CINEMATOGRAPHER Sean Ohlenkamp ( VOLUNTEERS & CREW: Lisa Blonder Ohlenkamp Mike Takasaki Hannah Charlick Liz Walker Andrew Carty Filipe Da Luz Ruth Ann Cachero Justin Turco Adam Tuck Michael Groppo Curtis Denomme Shannon Farrell Steffi Raike Jean Marc Douville Mikhail Ferrara Clayton Vrenjak Rob… Read Article →

Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???

Can You Name a Book? ANY Book???

According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center, almost one in four Americans has not read a book in the past year. So to find out if that is true, we sent a team to the street to ask pedestrians to name a book, and here are the very sad results. Diane Keaton Kisses Jimmy Kimmel SUBSCRIBE to get the latest #KIMMEL: Watch Mean Tweets: Connect with Jimmy… Read Article →

Los Angeles - "Woman Card" - Brave New Voices 2016

Los Angeles – "Woman Card" – Brave New Voices 2016

Jamiah Lincoln, Vanessa Tahay, Jessica Romoff, & Mila Cuda. Oh is there speeding ticket you need to get out of don't rather show your tits to get the Edit bar for free are you tired of opening doors for a stylist it bother you and you didn't want to give you his jacket did you make a big mistake you wanna just blame it on PMS your father's X chromosome… Read Article →

Robert Munsch Sings "Love you forever" song

Robert Munsch Sings "Love you forever" song

For a full interview with Robert Munsch: Robert Munsch is a beloved Canadian children’s author. His books like The Paper Bag Princess, Murmel, Murmel, Murmel and Love You Forever are popular books for parents and children alike. He’s speaking to Cheryl Jackson about literacy, encouraging reading at home and his own books. For more go to TVOParents.com: hi I'm Cheryl Jackson and I'm here with Canadian children's author Robert Munsch… Read Article →

A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

A Bad Case of Stripes read by Sean Astin

A Bad Case of Stripes is written and illustrated by David Shannon and read by Sean Astin. Camilla Cream loves lima beans, but she never eats them. Why? Because the other kids at her school don’t like them. And Camilla is very, very worried about what other people think of her. In fact, she is so worried that she is about to break out in… A Bad Case of Stripes…. Read Article →

Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling

Library Lion read by Mindy Sterling

Library Lion is written by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes and read by Mindy Sterling. Miss Merriweather, the head librarian, is very particular about rules in the library. No running allowed. And you must be quiet. But when a lion comes to the library one day, no one is sure what to do. There aren’t any rules about lions in the library. And, as it turns out, this lion… Read Article →

How to Rhyme - A Poetry Lesson for Primary Grades

How to Rhyme – A Poetry Lesson for Primary Grades

This short video is a lesson for students in grades K-2 on how to write rhyming poems. It demonstrates what a rhyme is (and what is NOT a rhyme) and shows different types of rhymes. It also gives several examples of where to place rhymes in a poem. hi I'm Ken Nesbitt with poetry for kids calm and today I'm going to talk to you a little bit about rhyming… Read Article →

The History of Reading and the Literate Life: Seth Lerer at TEDxUCSD

The History of Reading and the Literate Life: Seth Lerer at TEDxUCSD

Professor Seth Lerer is Dean of Arts and Humanities and Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of California at San Diego. He had previously held the Avalon Foundation Professorship in Humanities at Stanford University. Lerer specializes in historical analyses of the English language, in addition to critical analyses of the works of several authors, including in particular Geoffrey Chaucer. Lerer won the 2010 Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism… Read Article →

The Determiners Song

The Determiners Song

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GRAMMAR! Anchor Creative Education specialise in leading creative literacy sessions in primary schools across the UK. Anchor use a variety of drama activities, games and, our original, SPaG and phonics songs to expand pupils’ knowledge of the English curriculum. Here is our song all about DETERMINERS – precise adjectives which tell us which noun, whose noun or how many nouns you are writing about. FOLLOW US: Twitter:… Read Article →