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: Zoos!

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, pairs Lee & Low titles with popular summer outings and easy-to-do activities, including recipes. This week: zoos, Parrots Over Puerto Rico, and a parrot cracker recipe!

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—Part 3: Teaching Vocabulary In Layers

Literacy Specialist Jill Eisenberg models how to teach vocabulary words over several days in part 3 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.

10 Best Strategies for Reading to Kids in Spanish

Educator Jennifer Brunk from Spanish Playground shares ten great strategies for reading to kids in Spanish.

Beyond “Did you know…”: Teaching Geo-Literacy Using the Vanishing Cultures Book Series

Jill Eisenberg, our Literacy Specialist, discusses the importance of geo-literacy education in today’s classroom and shares ideas on how to use Jan Reynolds’ Vanishing Cultures series to support geo-literacy learning.

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