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Literacy

Common Core Exemplar Texts

Lexiles Match Kids to Books

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What is a lexile measure?

"A Lexile measure is a valuable piece of information about either an individual's reading ability or the difficulty of a text, like a book or magazine article. The Lexile measure is shown as a number with an "L" after it — 880L is 880 Lexile." Read more

Five Predictors of Early Literacy

Early childhood professionals need to know how to support young children's language and early literacy development. In e-clip #1, Dr. Theresa Bouley stresses that best practice in early literacy instruction must involve both spontaneous and planned daily activities focused on the five areas of literacy learning that best predict children's future reading and writing development: oral language, phonemic awareness, alphabet awareness, concepts about print, and early writing with inventive spelling. If preschool teachers know what these five predictors are, they can not only plan daily meaningful lessons in these areas, but they can maximize their ability to catch spontaneous teachable moments throughout the day. Winner of a 2010 Telly Award.

Classroom Resources

The Sherrill Library has a special resource for educators, therapists, counselors to use called the Teaching Resource Center, which is a collection of manipulatives, textbooks, picture books, leveled readers and juvenile fiction and non fiction.

The most effective way to search the collection is to go to the FLO catalog, select the "Advanced Search" option and scroll down the "Location" tab option to find "Lesley-Sherrill Teaching Resources Collection".  Once you have that highlighted, go back above to the search box and start searching!

                                        

 

Manipulatives refer to various objects or materials that students can touch and move around in order to help them learn key educational or social/emotional concepts.

Tools for literacy and communication : a collection of stories

A chorus of cultures [kit] : developing literacy through multicultural poetry

Life : learning independence through functional experiences ; literacy language units for adolescence

I can read [kit] : literacy packs: 5 literacy packs (each pack contains 1 booklet, 8 word cards, 8 manipulatives in a color-coded pouch)  + 1 teacher's guide (4 p.)