Thursday, March 3, 2011

Literacy Resources

RIF Reading is Fundamental

The Reading Is Fundamental webpage has several literacy resources that can be used for professional growth, classroom activities, and making the home to school connection.

The text below is taken form the Literacy Resources section of the Reading is Fundamental webpage.

RIF Resources Provide Information and Inspiration

Literary Resources offers a wealth of support and information about reading and children. The myriad choices reflect our determination to provide teachers and parents with current trends in education, down-to-earth suggestions on reading in the home, and no-nonsense strategies to improve children’s reading.
The Activities section features scores of learning opportunities for every age group and skill level through various activities, such as cultural heritage, drama, and writing.
Our Booklists provide topic suggestions—from Early Literacy to Multicultural Books and Motivating Young Readers.
The Articles section is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for teachers and parents, exploring diverse literacy topics such as reading aloud, having fun at museums, and creating home libraries.
Our Brochures are easy-to-read guides offiering tips for reading with preschoolers and choosing the right books for youngsters.
The Multicultural literacy resources are at the heart of RIF's Multicultural Literacy Campign. They provide children windows to other cultures and mirrors of their own experience. 
As you can see they have much to offer!  I like the Monthly Activities Calendar under the activities link.  There are two calendars one for birth to age 5 and another for ages 6-15.  Linking this to your web page, or sending home a hard copy at the start of the month, would give parents some ideas of activities to do with their child.  I have started using them with my kids and it is a lot of fun.   You can get the calender in English or Spanish.

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