Talking to Kids about Current Events and Conflicts

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers suggestions on how to use picture books to discuss current events and conflicts, along with book recommendations and tips for talking with children about complex topics.

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Outdoor Summer Concerts!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: outdoor summer concerts, visualizing music, and making instruments!

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: National and State Parks!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: national and state parks, sound scavenger hunts, and studying wild animals at home!

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Beaches!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: beaches, beach balls, and collages!

5 Tips to Engage Latino Families and Students

Today we are featuring one of First Book’s celebrity blog series. Peggy McLeod, Ed. D. the Deputy Vice President of Education and Workforce Development at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR), writes on engaging Latino families and children in reading and learning.

Book and Activity Suggestions to Match Your Summer Adventure: Ballparks!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities. This week: ballparks and baseball museums, writing as a ball player, and a baseball trading card craft!

Strategies For Teaching English Language Learners—Part 4: Writing, Speaking, & Listening Practice

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words with writing and speaking activities in part 4 of a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Strategies for Teaching English Language Learners In Elementary and Middle School–Part 1

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, introduces a series on supporting English Language Learners in the classroom and using strategies recommended by the Institute of Education Sciences and What Works Clearinghouse in the new practice guide, Teaching Academic Content And Literacy To English Learners In Elementary And Middle School.

Three Ways to Teach Etched In Clay by Andrea Cheng

Literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, provides three ways to use Etched In Clay in the classroom. Etched in Clay is a powerful book for a unit on poetry, author’s artistic and literary choices, American slavery, and more.

Where In The World: How One Class Used Google Maps to Explore the Vanishing Cultures Series

We explore how Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series can be used in the classroom. Check out how this 3rd and 4th grade class used Google Maps to study where the books take place.

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