The Flood with Jan Richardson. Early: Level G First Reading with Prompting

Dr. Richardson and her expert team of literacy consultants provide schools and school districts with customized professional development and demonstration lessons designed to equip teachers with practical and effective techniques for strengthening small-group reading instruction. The goal is for every student to become a better reader who just can’t wait to read another book!

Deepening Meaning: Returning to the Book with Kindergartners

This follow-up reading’s focus is about deepening meaning of the book. Debra again models her thinking and invites students to turn-and-talk several times during their second reading of Which Pet is Best?

Stories: Legacies of who we are – Awele Makeba

Storyteller and educator Awele Makeba combines performing arts and history to tell a powerful story from the American civil rights movement.

Tupu Read Aloud: Little Red Hen

Mr. Vosa from The Primary School reads The Little Red Hen by authors Brenda Parkes and Judith Smith and illustrated by Mary Davy. William, better known by his middle name, Vosa, was raised in Redwood City, and is an educator specializing in Early Childhood with an added passion for working with high school and university populations.

We Need To Talk with Tonya Leslie

Dr. Tonya Leslie believes that education must engage cultural consciousness not solely content if the future of our society is to reflect the best of who we are. She specializes in using children’s books to open dialogue around challenging topics.

Effective Teaching of Reading: What Parents and Families Can Do

Timothy V. Rasinski is a professor of literacy education and holds the Rebecca Tolle and Burton W. Gorman Chair in Educational Leadership at Kent State University. He has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored, or edited more than 30 books or curriculum programs on reading education.

Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Since 2013, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program has awarded $2,247,250 million in prizes to 136 institutions in 36 countries. By recognizing current achievements, the awards seek to enable any organization or program that does not operate on a for-profit basis to strengthen its involvement in literacy and reading promotion and to encourage collaboration with like-minded organizations.

Equity Through Book Choice and Community Collaboration

Ms. Brunetta Washington explains how her third-grade students thoughtfully, with great deliberation, assemble their Reading Wish Lists. Next, they want to procure the books they’ve selected for their Wish Lists. After searching their classroom library for their chosen books, they next take their Reading Wish Lists to the Chicago Public Library and, working with the

NQC Literacy: Children are the Curriculum

NQC Literacy is a woman-owned education consulting firm supporting leaders + teachers in all things literacy. Based in Chicago, we work with PreK-8 schools + districts through tailored professional development, individualized teacher coaching + long-term planning for powerful learning experiences in literacy instruction. Our work is grounded in equity, access + multiculturalism. We exalt the