Dollar General’s Youth Literacy Grants support
literacy programs designed to help students who are experiencing difficulty
reading or are performing below grade level. Grants are available for schools,
public libraries, and nonprofit organizations. Funds can be used for purchasing
books or materials, expanding an existing literacy program, and/or purchasing
new technology for literacy learning. The maximum amount to be awarded is
Deadline: May 18, 2017, 11:00
p.m. (CT), for applications
Tell About This is aversatile prewriting or publishing tool that’s easy for young storytellers to use. Dozens of photos sorted into categories, including culture, people, family, and fun, serve as inspiration for prompts.
The National Network of State Teachers of the Year has compiled a “social justice” reading list for educators. The list includes diverse picture books for early learners and equity-themed books for elementary school, middle school, and high school students, as well as books for teachers that address culturally responsive teaching practices and equity in the classroom.
On September 27, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. (ET), two New York Times Learning Network editors, a Times video journalist, and a classroom teacher will host a freewebinar entitled “Picture This: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills With New York Times Photos, Videos, and Infographics.”