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For the Love of Literacy podcast

Feb 28, 2023

I have always loved reading books that win awards, & wanted to research more of the criteria that goes behind the major book awards. Join me as I cover everything from Caldecott & Newbery medal winners, to Coretta Scott King & the Nautilus award (which was new to me!) 

There was so much information & I have the feeling...

Feb 7, 2023

Have you ever heard that motions can help children learn phonics? Do you know a kinesthetic learner? An audiovisual learner? This would be the best way to get them blending sounds & digraphs, segmenting sounds, & phonics as a whole, and has proven to be a very effective method, that works for everyone. The work they've...

Jan 19, 2023

If you've dealt with serious loss & grief, but have wondered how best to discuss it with kids, you'll want to tune in to today's episode. Former Harpers Collin editor & now children's author Jayne has incredible insights for how to help children (and adults) cope with grief, specifically death & loss and she has...

Jan 15, 2023

More in-depth discussion of what it looks like to create a culture around reading in the school environment by delving into the Cowboy Reads program, Harry Potter, & other great reading material both Terry & Katie enjoy. 

Jan 9, 2023

This episode dives into the importance of making reading appealing & exciting to kids, as librarian Terrie & I discuss Cowboy Reads & ways to make reading even more inviting  (and not so intimidating) to children.