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A Survey for Our Readers

March 28, 2011 in Research, Tip of the Week

In lieu of a literacy tip this week, we have a request for you, our readers! In order to better help us create content that you are most interested in, we’ve created a survey for you to fill out. It only takes a few minutes, but the feedback is invaluable to us!

Click here to fill out the survey.

–The BYU Juvenile Literature Librarians

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Math Smart: Jelly Bean Jostle Estimations

March 29, 2010 in 5-8 Beginning Readers, 9-12 Tween, Featured Websites, For Young People, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Math Smart, Play Smart, Research, Tip of the Week

Estimation skills help both children and adults function more efficiently. But how are these skills learned? Is a kindergartener able to estimate? Read Children’s development of range based estimation skill to learn more about how estimation skills develop. Share simple games and books with your children. Use jelly beans in jar with kindergarteners. Older children …

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Making Family Conversations More Meaningful

February 11, 2010 in Research

The families in this study ate dinner together, which is a prime opportunity for conversation, though family talk can take place in a variety of settings. The most important aspect of the interaction between the parents and adolescents was that the parents all engaged in behaviors that made family talk optimally meaningful and supported the …

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Downloadable Documents about Early Literacy

October 14, 2009 in 0-4 Baby/Toddler, Early Literacy, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research, Resource Material

Developing Early Literacy Report of the National Early Literacy Panel In 2002 the National Early Literacy Panel  examined the implications of instructional practices used with children from birth through age 5. The panel reviewed studies of early literacy and identified many things that parents and preschools can do to improve the literacy development of young …

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Great Early Literacy Websites

October 7, 2009 in 0-4 Baby/Toddler, 5-8 Beginning Readers, Early Literacy, Featured Websites, For Adults, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research, Resource Material, Study Smart

Project SEEL Developed by researchers at Brigham Young University, Project SEEL offers research based literacy instruction that is primarily intended to assist in literacy skill acquisition. SEEL is an acronym for Systematic Engaging Early Literacy and at its core are five research based principles that have been proven to be effective with young emergent readers. …

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A Child Becomes a Reader–Kindergarten through Grade 3

April 9, 2009 in 5-8 Beginning Readers, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research

Helping your child become a better reader is more productive when you use research-based literacy activities. A Child Becomes a Reader–Kindergraten through Grade 3 describes activities that are appropriate for children ages 5 to 8 year-olds.

A Child Becomes a Reader–Birth through Preschool

April 8, 2009 in 0-4 Baby/Toddler, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research

Learning to read is a process that can be  easily facilitated by parents, grandparents, and caregivers in everyday interactions with babies, toddlers, and preschool children.   A Child Becomes a Reader–Birth through Preschool describes  dozens of useful techniques developed from evidence-based research through the National Institute for Literacy’s Partnership for Reading.

Emergent Literacy Tips

February 11, 2009 in 0-4 Baby/Toddler, Bilingual Literacy, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research

“Emergent literacy involves the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are developmental precursors to conventional forms of reading and writing (Whitehurst & Lonigan, 1998).” But what knowledge, skills, and attitudes prepare babies and toddlers to read, write, and communicate? The basics are vocabulary, print motivation, print awareness, narrative skills, letter knowledge and phonological awareness. If you …

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Useful Literacy Websites

February 10, 2009 in 0-4 Baby/Toddler, 13+ Teen, 5-8 Beginning Readers, 9-12 Tween, Bilingual Literacy, Featured Websites, For Adults, For Young People, Literacy, Literacy Tips, Read Smart, Research

The oldest and largest non-profit children’s literacy organization, Reading Is Fundamental, maintains a wealth of literacy information and resources on its website. Kids will find activities, games, books and more to share at RIF Reading Planet. Toddlers, preschoolers and their parents will enjoy Leading to Reading, which is available in both English and Spanish. AdLit.org , …

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Audiobooks and Literacy

February 10, 2009 in Research

How can audiobooks enhance literacy in the home and classroom?  Check out this link  and then check out some audiobooks at your local library:  http://www.getcaughtreading.org/listening/get_caught_listening_teachers.htm