Stephen Krashen received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1972. Krashen has published more than 550 articles and books, contributing to the fields of second-language acquisition, bilingual education, and reading. He is renowned for introducing various hypotheses related to second-language acquisition, including the acquistion-learning hypothesis, the input hypothesis, the
Book Cubbies for Carl B. Munck Elementary with Bring Me A Book, Bookelicious, Lowes, and the Palo Alto Rotary Club
Community Literacy in action—the community comes together to bring book abundance and book cubbies to the students of Carl B. Munck Elementary School in Oakland, CA. To view the full story CLICK HERE.
Oral Language Learning: A Stunning Intellectual Achievement and What It Reveals About Human Learning
Brian Cambourne is presently a Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He began teaching in 1956 at the age of 19 and spent nine years teaching in a mix of one-room schools and primary classrooms K–6 for the New South Wales Department of Education. In his tenth year of service for this department
The Power of Reader’s Choice and Identity
In her landmark book, Cultivating Genius, Gholdy Muhammad challenges us to reconsider the heart of teaching: “It is our job as educators to not just teach the skills, but also, to teach students to know, validate, and celebrate who they are (2020).” At the core of every reader is a sense of self-identity that encompasses
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? Students join in reading the text aloud with the teacher as they choose. Debra uses a pointer to track the print by moving fluidly
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
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.
Spreading the joy of children’s literature
Judy Koch passionately believes in the power of children’s literature to spark lifelong reading habits and change lives —particularly for children in poverty. As a retired CEO, she’s in a position to do something about it. Koch’s Bring Me a Book Foundation, a nonprofit the Leland Manor resident founded nearly 25 years ago, has placed
Building a Love of Books
Palo Alto, CA, – March 25, 2021 – A beautiful spring day created the backdrop for children at The Primary School of East Palo Alto to jump start their reading careers by creating their own personal book cubbyholes. Each child chose two new books to fill their “cubbies” and begin their book collection. Organized to
E3 Youth Philanthropy brings holiday cheer to youth in custody
Carol Rhoads, a Santa Clara County juvenile justice commissioner, reached out to Judy Crates, director of LACF’s E3 Youth Philanthropy program. E3 offers local high school students the opportunity to learn about philanthropy and gain hands-on leadership experience in grantmaking and service to nonprofit organizations. Rhoads explained that the holiday season would be bleak for
Library of Congress Literacy Awards
Through the generosity of philanthropist David M. Rubenstein, the Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program honors nonprofit organizations that have made outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in the United States or abroad. The awards also encourage the continuing development of innovative methods for promoting literacy and the wide dissemination of the most effective practices. They
Judy Koch: Bringing high-quality books to all children
For a woman who continues to insist that she “never wanted a career,” Judy Koch has taken some surprising turns in her life. After spending a decade helping her husband run their family-owned sheet metal company, the couple decided to divorce in 1989. At the time, Koch thought to herself, “‘I never really wanted a
Effective Teaching of Reading: What Parents and Families Can Do
View the video from Timothy Rasinksi here.