Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 21 September

This week Jen Robinson is hosting our children’s literacy and reading news round-up. The roundups are brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; and grants, sponsorships and donations. There is lots to celebrate this week! First up: Reading is Fundamental (RIF) EXCEEDED its goal of 3 million minutes spent reading aloud, during the Read for Change challenge. WAY. TO. GO. Here’s hoping that this is the first step in turning around the results of a Jumpstart/Pearson Foundation study that says “”Ninety-five percent of Americans consider early childhood literacy … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 14 September

Welcome to the first edition of our reformatted weekly children’s literacy and reading news round-up, brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Although we were both catching up after long weekends away from the computer, Jen got back in the groove a bit faster … and did most of the collecting this week! As you may remember from our game-plan post two weeks ago, we’ve moved Raising Readers out of the weekly roundup. Jen will feature this family-focused content over at Booklights as a regular (but not necessarily weekly) feature. She starts this week with a Back-to-School edition of Literacy Lights. We’ll publish the first New Resources column in October. Even without those … Read more

Childrens Literacy and Reading News Roundup – 1 September

This week Jen Robinson is hosting our children’s literacy and reading news round-up. The roundups are brought to you by Jen Robinson’s Book Page and Scrub-a-Dub-Tub, a Reading Tub blog. Jen and I collected plenty of content for you about literacy and reading-related events; raising readers; literacy and reading programs and research; 21st century literacies; grants, sponsorships and donations; and other new resources. We hope you’ll find some useful information to start your reading week. Periodically this summer, we have commented about the volume of literacy- and reading-related news we see each week. Fascinating, interesting, and encouraging news can be found in all corners of the blogosphere: from educator- and library-focused institutions; academic and publishing journal; literacy organizations; and bloggers … Read more