Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers.

First Look, Second Look, Third Look: Close “Reading” with Book Art

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with art from This Land is My Land by Native American artist George Littlechild.

Reading Paired Texts to Increase Student Engagement

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models a paired text multi-day lesson using a nonfiction picture book and news article for grades 3–7.

How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes.

5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 5 ways parents can navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

8 Strategies to Help Educators Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 8 ways teachers and school staff can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

Character Education, Part 1: How To Choose Books For Core Value Study

Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers four strategies to help teachers select purposeful and meaningful books for the start of school, creating a strong classroom culture, and teaching character education.

11 Educator Resources for Teaching Children About Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 11 educator resources to accompany picture books around Latin American immigration and give students the context and perspective they need to understand current events and the diversity in experiences of coming to America.

11 Books on Latin American Immigration and Migration

Our literacy specialist, Jill Eisenberg, presents 11 picture books to discuss current events around Latin American immigration.

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.

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