Happy 2020 from your friends at CLiF. Compiled here, new research and insights for everyone working to improve success in and love of kids’ reading and writing. Get more program ideas from our website.

For everyone:
– Mississippi was the only state to see improvement in reading assessments, four things they are doing
– Why children need to hear refugees’ stories
– Strategies to make kids move from novices to experts in content areas
Mindfulness and writing by NH Poet Laureate Alexandria Peary
Using writing to help with reading
– Design a reading challenge specific to this month, your class, your programs, or your family

For teachers:
– Literacy teaching working in Idaho schools
– Benefits of digital storytelling
– Helping after school professionals teach reading

For early educators:
– Parents, teachers teach preschool math with picture books
“Nudging” in the preschool classroom

For librarians:
Circulating musical instruments
– More examples of how rural libraries support their communities such as “adulting” classes
Books and bikes in Middlebury, VT

For parents:
– Tips for getting kids of all ages to read more
– Importance of reading about lots of subjects
– More research – reading to infants and young children boosts vocabulary
– Kids’s success linked to owning books

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