NEA Big Read supports organizations across the country in developing community-wide reading programs that encourage reading and participation by diverse audiences. These programs include activities such as author readings, book discussions, art exhibits, lectures, film series, music or dance events, theatrical performances, panel discussions, and other events and activities related to the community’s chosen book from the NEA Big Read library. Local education agencies, school districts, and state and regional education agencies are eligible to take part. Schools may participate as partners in projects for which another eligible organization applies. In addition to grant funds, organizations selected to participate in the NEA Big Read receive access to online training resources and opportunities, digital resources produced for their chosen book, and limited quantities of promotional materials.
Deadlines: January 31, 2017, for applications; award notifications will occur in April 2017, and organizations will conduct their NEA Big Read programming at any point between September and June 2017.
How can educators and administrators create the environment students need to reach their full potential in the classroom and throughout their lives? By infusing literacy in every aspect of education! The ILA 2019 Conference offers these professional learning opportunities to enhance literacy instruction:
* Two full days of professional learning on the topics you want, delivered in a variety of styles
* Two optional, additional days of deep-dive learning into children’s literature and today’s hottest literacy topics
* A well-rounded program of research-based and peer-reviewed sessions to help you empower your students and create an inclusive learning community
Help students write powerfully and with precision with just 10 minutes of conventions instruction a day.Conventions and Craftprovides a year’s worth of literature-based microworkshops to build essential understandings of the language skills writers need most—grammar, sentence structure, punctuation and capitalization, word knowledge, and editing.
Developed by leading literacy experts Jan Richardson, PhD, and Maria Walther EdD,Next Step Guided Reading Assessment(NSGRA)supports data-informed decisions about reading instruction for striving, advanced, and EL students in kindergarten through grade 6. The assessment tool provides a complete picture of each reader’s word knowledge, fluency, and comprehension skills, and the NSGRA K–6 app offers reports for grouping, planning, and pinpointing instruction. Get to know your readers in four easy steps.