Literacy Resources

If you’re searching for resources on how to promote reading and literacy, you’ve come to the right place. We offer practical advice and guidance that help teachers, parents, and the community at large work together to achieve higher success in reading and literacy rates. We also examine shifts in the definition of reading and literacy in the 21st century, with an emphasis on how technological developments impact the need for a more holistic view of the terms.

October 25, 2017

‘Puzzle Planets’ App Gives Students a Map to the Night Sky

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

Did you know Earth is the only planet in our solar system not named after a Greek or Roman deity? Or that one of the largest and most recognizable constellations in the night sky is Leo, named for the Nemean lion in Greek mythology? While astronomy is a science that often relies heavily on mathematics,…

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September 26, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Melissa Sweet

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Admissions Advice, Education, Literacy Resources

This Saturday, thousands of reading and writing enthusiasts will stroll through the Concordia Nebraska campus for the 22nd Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival. We’ve already given you some background on author/illustrator Matthew Cordell. Now, meet Portland, Maine-based author/illustrator Melissa Sweet, who will give shed some light on what fuels her the most. When she’ll be…

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September 15, 2017

Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival Author Spotlight: Matthew Cordell

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Education, Literacy Resources

For the last twenty-one years, the Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival has brought bibliophiles together to share their love of writing, reading, and books. Now entering its 22nd year this September 28 through 30, the award-winning festival will bring thousands of children and adults to the Concordia Nebraska campus for talks and workshops by an…

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September 11, 2017

22nd Annual Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival

By Concordia University, Nebraska Admissions | Literacy Resources

The award-winning Plum Creek Children’s Literacy Festival will light up Concordia Nebraska’s campus again this September 28 through 30. Founded in 1996, the event encourages a love of reading, writing and books by bringing nationally renowned authors and illustrators to Nebraska. Each year, the autumnal festival brings thousands of children and adults to the campus…

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September 5, 2017

Teachers: Don’t Miss These 12 Great Websites that Will Make Your Life Easier

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

As we get settled into this new school year, it’s important for teachers to have an arsenal of great tools at their disposal. Here’s a roundup of a dozen good educational tech tools and apps every teacher should know about. Classroom organization Instant Classroom. Quickly make classroom seating charts with this web-based tool using a…

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August 8, 2017

Web App Helps Kids Master the Basics of Building Words

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

For many young learners, memorizing the alphabet and building simple words doesn’t come as easy as ABC. But technology can help. ReadWriteThink and the International Reading Association offer Construct-a-Word, a free web-based educational game aimed at kids in kindergarten through second grade. It focuses on helping kids learn the alphabet and basic word construction in…

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April 28, 2017

Accept or Except? It Makes a Difference to a Party Host

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

When you get an email invitation to a party you want to attend, do you accept or except the invite? And, if they want an RSVP, are you definitely or defiantly going? Knowing which word to use is important and can save embarrassment and confusion. English is full of sound-alike words with different spellings and…

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April 24, 2017

Here’s the Definition, What’s the Word?

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

What’s in a word? Plenty if you consider its definition, part in speech, proper spelling and placement in text. As most reading and writing teachers know, building a robust vocabulary and knowing the right way to use words are skills students acquire through practice. Teachers who are looking for a good educational game to supplement…

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April 17, 2017

Mobile App Makes Learning Fractions Easy

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

One-half or two-thirds. Which is greater? If you’re measuring ingredients to bake a cake, mix a drink, distribute money or divide materials, it’s important to know the answer. K-12 students need to learn fractions because when they join the workforce, using fractions will be part of the job in most occupations. Just ask any baker,…

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April 10, 2017

Earth Day Activities to Help Students Learn about the Environment

By Rob Klindt, Contributing Writer | Literacy Resources

In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Earth Day was established in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a U.S. senator from Wisconsin. That year, 20 million people across the United States gathered to talk about the environment and ways to stem pollution. This action opened the door to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and…

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