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Ready to Read Tips 'N Tricks (Part 1, 3:50)

More Ready to Read Tips 'N Tricks (Part 2, 3:45 )

Nine More Tips 'N Tricks, (Part 3, 4:15)

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Early Literacy:  See It Yourself (pdf)

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Dads and Early Literacy (2 pg pdf)

"I Love it When You Read to Me":  Mr. B's Story Time Song (pdf)

Activities for Story Times (7 pg pdf)

Kids Love Multicultural Picture Books (8 pg pdf)

Great Rhyming Picture Books (2 pg pdf)

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English Language
Learner (ELL)
Story Times

The key to working effectively with children that are learning English as a second language (English Language Learners or ELL) is to recognize and value their experiences as enrichment.

There is a great deal of transference between different languages. While ELL students may need more time to read, write, and think in a new language – the language (s) that they hear and speak at home helps them get ready to learn English.

Pre-readers and emerging readers need early literacy skills to prepare them to successfully read. This is true regardless of the languages they hear and learn at home. Parents should be encouraged to read and speak to their child in the language that they are comfortable and proficient with, usually their native tongue.

When working with ELL students, support early literacy with minor adaptations to the usual strategies and activities we share with children.

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