What’s On Your Bookshelf This Summer? The CLiF Team’s Summer Reads

Posted by on July 27, 2017.

It should come as no surprise that the staff at CLiF – where our mission is to nurture a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural children in New Hampshire and Vermont – loves to read! Here’s what we’ve been reading this summer.

Oct. 10 Friday Links Library

Posted by on October 10, 2014.

Photo by Kevin Morris via Creative Commons

Good morning!

In children’s literacy news this week:

If you’re a parent and… you dread the 28-part nonfiction series

Posted by on October 2, 2014.

Sarah Stewart Taylor, a CLiF presenter and author, interviewed CLiF’s founder and executive director Duncan McDougall for a recent parenting piece. Sarah summarizes the aspects of reading supported by our programs – relaxing and enjoying the moment, modeling by reading yourself, repeating books, and letting kids choose.

March 28 Friday Links Library

Posted by on March 28, 2014.

March. In like a lion, out like a… cold wet lion.

Couple of goodies for your Friday Links Library this week:

The Next Great Book: 2014 Preview, Nonfiction

Posted by on January 9, 2014.

From Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

For many of us in the book world, January is a strange mix. We’re looking forward to new spring titles. And we’re pondering our favorite books from the previous year with delicious hand-wringing in anticipation of the American Library Association’s award ceremonies, announced at the end of this month.

Let’s Meet Common Core Standards with Great Nonfiction

Posted by on November 26, 2012.

Last week, the New York Times‘ Opinionator blog featured an essay called “What Should Children Read?” by English teacher and writer Sarah Mosle. In the essay, Mosle highlights the new emphasis on nonfiction in the Common Core State Standards, “a set of national benchmarks, adopted by nearly every state, for the skills public school students should master in language arts and mathematics in grades K-12.”

According to Mosle, when the standards go into effect in 2014, 50 percent of all fourth-grade reading assignments will be nonfiction.