Friday, October 10, 2014

Connecting the Early Literacy Dots

On this week's "Community Connections" webinar (part of the Growing Wisconsin Readers Fall Webinar Series), several panelists mentioned the use of research to express the importance of early literacy. You can find a sampling of tools on the Growing Wisconsin Readers webpage under "Early Literacy Research and Inspiration" in the Resources for Librarians section.

Early literacy links from Melissa Depper
For more early literacy research and resources, check out this recent post from Mel's Desk.  She writes, "These are also some of the starting points I used to gather the information I shared as my part of our recent ALSC Institute session, “Thinking Outside the Storytime Box: Building Your Preschool Programming Repertoire.” During the presentation, Amy CAmy K, and Marge showcased some of their favorite literacy-based programs, then I got to jump in and provide a little bit of rationale for each one, showing how they connected to the ECRR six skills and five practices, and pointing to relevant research and articles. (Slides & handout for the session at the linked title; links to blog posts about the ALSC Institute at each name.)" 

CLEL Bell Awards
Thanks Mel, a Colorado colleague, for helping us collaborate between states!  Also, if you'd like to join Melissa and other early literacy librarians, check out the CLEL Bell Awards Goodreads Discussion Group. Join the conversation about the best picture books that support early literacy skill building.