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Literacy, Reading, Writing

April 26, 2022 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual via Zoom

Objectives: Learn about various children’s books on disability that offer positive representations, encourage families to read together, encourage reading engagement, and learn how to use the library to find and request books on disability.

Conversions that Count - Reading and Literacy Series 2022

Session 2: Guest Librarian from Jefferson County Public Library

March 15, 2022 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual via Zoom

Specific objectives: Learn about author’s books and process to encourage reading and creativity, motivate children and families to read, support diverse representations in stories.

Conversions that Count - Reading and Literacy Series 2022

By Guest Authors Amanda Bock, PhD and Karen Erickson, PhD Center for Literacy and Disability Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill For years, students with significant support needs (SSN) received little or no literacy instruction as their education programs focused on life skills, social skills, and vocational training. The little literacy instruction they did receive relied on teaching methods that we now know helped them learn simple component skills in isolation. For example, students matched upper and lowerRead more

Tree books or ebooks, reading is important.

By Guest Author Doug Fisher It doesn't really matter to me if the book has a battery or not; what matters is reading. Reading changes the brain. I don't mean figuratively. Reading really does change the brain as new connections and pathways are formed. While reading, we meet people we could not have otherwise ever met and visit places far away or long ago. I can't imagine not knowing Harry Potter and Katniss (Hunger Games). Although I've never met them,Read more