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Goodman, Christie L., Ed. – Intercultural Development Research Association, 2019
The "IDRA Newsletter" serves as a vehicle for communication with educators, school board members, decision-makers, parents, and the general public concerning the educational needs of all children across the United States. The focus of this issue is "Early Learning." Contents include: (1) Current Proposals for Texas' Investment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, English Language Learners, Student Needs, Student Characteristics
US Department of Education, 2008
"Helping Your Child Become a Reader" includes information about why and how to use language skills (talking and listening, reading, and writing) to help young children grow into readers. Everyday activities and a list of resources for parents to encourage children's love of reading and strengthen language skills are also provided. This brochure…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Skills, Parent Responsibility
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Reading Teacher, 2008
Each year 12,500 school children from different regions of the United States read and vote on the newly published children's and young adults' trade books that they like best. The Children's Choices for 2008 list is the 34th in a series that first appeared as "Classroom Choices" in the November 1975 issue of "The Reading Teacher" (RT), a…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Books, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Education
Dunn, Rita; Blake, Brett Elizabeth – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
This book provides educators, parents and caretakers with a variety of instructional strategies for engaging K-8 students. These approaches are designed to enable all students to read easily and enjoyably by utilizing different styles and approaches. The techniques are not generally found in conventional classrooms, but are specifically targeted…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Young Children, Reading Difficulties, Reading Instruction
Pahl, Kate; Rowsell, Jennifer – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2005
In this book the authors note that for too long teachers have been at the mercy of government programmes, which have emphasized the acquisition of literacy as a set of skills. They suggest that an exciting new theory coming out of the New Literacy Studies actually helps students to access literacy skills. They attempt to bridge the gap between…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Writing Instruction, Reading Skills
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Trundle, Kathy Cabe; Troland, Thomas H. – Science and Children, 2005
The Moon's cycle of phases is one of the most familiar natural phenomena, yet also one of the most misunderstood. This probably comes as no surprise, but research has found that a significant segment of the population, including both elementary students and teachers, mistakenly believes that the Moon's phases are caused by the shadow of the Earth.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Astronomy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
Texas State Library, Austin. – 1995
This packet of materials consists of reproducible flyers to promote parents' reading aloud to children. Included are five benefits of reading aloud for children and parents; tips for reading to babies and children and for exposing them to books; suggestions for selecting books for infants; toddlers and preschoolers; a descriptive list of selected…
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Childrens Literature, Creative Activities, Handicrafts
Smith, Carl B. – 2001
Acknowledging the problems with and the need for family communication, this booklet shows how increasing family reading can improve family communication and bring parent and child closer. It is not designed to teach a child how to read, but will show parents how to help their child become a better and more enthusiastic reader, by experiencing…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Childrens Literature, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Communication
Smith, Carl B. – 2001
This book is part of a series that helps parents choose books for their children and talk with them about books in ways that actively engage children with the meaning on the printed page. The introduction, "Getting Started," notes that it is important for parents to continue sharing books with their children at this age. The first chapter,…
Descriptors: Books, Childrens Literature, Elementary Education, Family Literacy
Smith, Carl B. – 2001
This book is part of a series that helps parents choose books for their children and talk with them about books in ways that actively engage children with the meaning on the printed page. The introduction notes that it is important for parents to continue sharing books with their children at this age (12 to 14 years). The first chapter, "Reading…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Books, Childrens Literature, Family Literacy
Keeshan, Bob, Comp. – 1996
Compiled by Bob Keeshan, TV's "Captain Kangaroo," this book is a reference guide for books appropriate for children through age eight. Books are organized alphabetically, according to children's age group, and include Bob Keeshan's comments as well as author, publisher, publishing date, and price. Each entry also lists values the book teaches,…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Early Childhood Education, Reading Material Selection
Peskorz, Adela, Comp.; And Others – 1993
This annotated bibliography lists approximately 500 titles that reflect the diversity of interests and levels of sophistication among young adult readers between the ages of 12 and 18. Within each subject division is a varied array of fiction and nonfiction titles, some ideal for middle graders, others more appropriate for adult-level readers. The…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Adolescents, Annotated Bibliographies, Fiction
National Preschool Coordination Project, San Diego, CA. – 1991
This bibliography was compiled for educators and parents involved in early childhood migrant education. It contains more than 200 entries of publications, publishers, and book dealers, to help parents and teachers encourage children to learn and read. The entries are arranged into three sections: (1) resources for staff; (2) resources for parents;…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Information Sources, Instructional Materials, Migrant Education
Ediger, Marlow – 1992
What can parents do to guide pupils to achieve well in reading? Parents may look at and discuss picture books with their preschool and kindergarten age children, without pressing them to read. School or public libraries are good sources of free reading materials. Parents must take ample time to read for themselves at home, thus modelling enjoyment…
Descriptors: Parent Student Relationship, Parents as Teachers, Preschool Education, Primary Education
Buckingham, Betty Jo – 1994
This annotated bibliography covers materials about children at risk because of disabilities and/or abilities. The bibliography includes approximately 560 entries. The following categories are addressed: autism; gifted; handicapped--general and multiple; hearing impaired/deaf; learning disabilities; mental illness; mentally handicapped/brain…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, At Risk Persons, Autism, Blindness
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