Push (Review)

Title: Push (later changed to Precious) Author: Sapphire Narrator: Bahni Turpin Publication Year: 2009 Pages: 192 (audio length: 5 hours 8 minutes) Genre: Fiction Source: Audiobook version purchased from Audible.com From the cover: For Precious Jones, 16 and pregnant with her father’s child, miraculous hope appears and the world begins to open up for her […]

Literacy Links (July 19-25, 2010)

Quick hits for this week: Are hardcovers really this far into collector status? Part of a blog carnival looks at creating literacy rich environments for our children. Apparently, NATO is working on literacy training for Afghani soldiers. Is literacy helped or hindered by all of our emailing, blogging, twittering, facebooking … ? A six-year-old learns […]

Literacy Links (July 11-18, 2010)

Quick hits for this week: What does it mean to teach disciplinary literacy? Sarah from The Reading Zone walks a mile in a reluctant reader’s shoes. The government of Afghanistan has asked countries that donate aid to focus 80% of that funding to a list of 23 priority programs, which includes literacy programs for adults. […]

Teaching with audiobooks

June is Audiobook Month, and Jen over at Devourer of Books has decided to celebrate with her very own Audiobook Week! All of this week, I’m going to be joining in and posting about audiobooks, including reviews, daily topic discussions, and my own ideas about how we can use audiobooks in different ways throughout our daily lives. For […]

Literacy Links (June 14-20, 2010)

Quick hits for this week: Yet another study shows that sleep habits – especially having a regular bedtime – are the most consistent predictors of “positive developmental outcomes [... including ...] scores for receptive and expressive language, phonological aweareness, literacy and early math abilities”. No surprises there. A look at biliteracy development in a bilingual […]

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