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Connecting School and Home to Support New Readers
Learning happens everywhere, all the time, for children ages three to seven. The Let’s Learn digital collection of free videos and resources helps make important connections between classroom and home-based learning, especially for beginning readers. This edWebinar focuses on early literacy pedagogy anchored in reading science.
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THE LITTLE CAR ASL
Maria Begg-Roberson and her son read THE LITTLE CAR by Xu Han. During the reading, they count the number of hills the little car climbs over. Afterwards they show how to construct a little car with recycled paper.
Darlene Thomas reads RAINING by Pingping Xu with illustrations by Graca Lima. The book explores how animals like cats, frogs, mice, and birds shelter in their homes when it rains. Then, using a photo as a reference, Darlene shows how to draw one of her favorite plants.
CITY FEET ASL
Carlton Ellen reads the picture book City Feet, by Aixa Perez-Prado. The book explores the different kinds of shoes different people wear. After the reading, Carlton prompts viewers to consider what type of shoes are appropriate for varied occasions and environments.
ALL THAT I AM ASL
Katherine Rodriguez reads ALL THAT I AM by M.H. Clark, illustrated by Laura Carlin. A child reflects on how she is strong like a sea, bold like a tree, and bright like the sun. Then the family creates self-portraits and uses adjectives to describe themselves.
LOVE ON A PLATE ASL
Darlene Thomas reads LOVE ON A PLATE by Kashin Kheiriyeh. A family uses food to create images — like sailboat and train – on a dinner plate.
MY FRIEND EARTH ASL
Carlton Ellen reads MY FRIEND EARTH by Patricia MacLaughlin, illustrated by Francesca Sanna. This picture book explores the seasons and Earth’s landscape. Then Carlton draws a picture of a tree he sees out his window, and prompts children to make observations about the trees they see in their community.