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2014 Editorial Calendar

Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec

January

Features

  • Technology in the classroom
  • Spelling and word study
  • Tutoring and volunteering
  • Start with a Book: Families and Communities, Think Like an Inventor

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Carole Boston Weatherford
  • Booklists: Picture Book Biographies, Books for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Letter Writing, On the Go (in the New Year!)

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • The Gateway
  • Youth Service America

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February

Features

  • Comprehension
  • Comprehension: strategies for e-books and reading online
  • Common Core: evidence in text
  • Assessment
  • Start with a Book: Our Government

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Sarah Stewart and David Small
  • Booklists: Freedom Stories, Black History Month, Love Is in the Air
  • e-cards: Valentine's Day, Black History Month

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Black Caucus
  • American School Counselor Association

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March

Features

  • Writing (strategies, assessment)
  • Kindergarten readiness, especially for kids with disabilities
  • Start with a Book: Art and Artists, Music and Musicians

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Vicki Cobb
  • Booklists: Remarkable Women, Amazing Women, Women (and a Few Girls) of Note, Music Makers, Books About Art, World Folktales
  • Read Across America e-card

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • Center for Development and Learning: Plain Talk Conference
  • National Education Association
  • Newspapers in Education

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April

Features

  • Pre-K guide for parents and caregivers
  • Poetry resources
  • Autism: basics, reading comprehension strategies
  • Libraries: connecting school and public libraries for summer
  • Start with a Book: Poetry, Our Green World, Numbers and Measuring

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Marilyn Singer, Mary Ann Hoberman, Greg Tang
  • Booklists: New poetry books, Favorite Stories About Libraries and Librarians
  • Día e-card

Celebrations

Featured Partners

  • American Library Association
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

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May

Features

  • Summer reading, writing, and learning
  • Tutoring & summer programs
  • Start with a Book: Passport to the World, Folktales, Fairy Tales, and Myths

Books and Authors

  • Interviews: Herman Parish, selected video clips about great teachers
  • Booklists: Mothers and More: Books About Families, Celebrating Asian Pacific American Heritage, Teachers are Terrific!
  • Professional development booklist
  • e-cards: APA Heritage Month, Children's Book Week

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
  • National PTA

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June

Features

  • Summer reading, writing, and learning
  • Start with a Book: Oceans, Rivers, and Ponds, Detectives and Explorers

Books and Authors

  • Interview: J. Patrick Lewis, Sy Montgomery
  • Booklists: The Big Summer Read, Audio Books, Fabulous Fathers, See the Sea!
  • e-card: Father's Day

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • National Summer Learning Association
  • American Federation of Teachers

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July

Features

  • Visual literacy, media literacy
  • Summer science
  • Professional development: pre-service, first-year teachers, teacher mentors, literacy coaches
  • Start with a Book: Bugs, Birds, and Animals, Dinosaurs, The Night Sky

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Tom Angleberger, Sneed Collard
  • Booklists: National Parks, Travel + Imagination = Adventure, Summer Science, Take Me Out to the Ball Park

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • Reading Is Fundamental
  • United Through Reading

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August

Features

  • Back-to-school "backpack" for teachers and parents
  • Transitions to kindergarten, especially for kids with special needs
  • RTI for teachers
  • Start with a Book: Heroes and Superheroes, Flight

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Linda Sue Park, Alma Flor Ada
  • Booklists: World Travel, Around the World, Best Friends, Are You Ready? School's Open!

Celebrations and Events

  • National Aviation Day/Birthday of Orville Wright (August 19)
  • Get Ready for Kindergarten Month

Featured Partner

  • Reach Out and Read
  • First Book

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September

Features

  • Phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and concepts of print
  • Screening for reading abilities/deficits
  • Individualized education plans (IEPs)
  • RTI for parents
  • Parent engagement
  • Start with a Book: Passport to the World, Builders and Building

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Monica Brown, Uma Krishnaswami, Peter Sis
  • Booklists: Great Books About Grandparents, Latino and Spanish-language Favorites, Jobs People Have, School Days,

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • Jumpstart
  • PBS Teachers

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October

Features

  • Writing
  • LD, dyslexia, and dysgraphia
  • Parent/teacher conferences
  • Writing family stories
  • Start with a Book: Families and Communities, Heroes and Superheroes

Books and Authors

  • Interviews: Patricia Polacco, Jack Gantos, Dallas Clayton
  • Writers on the writing process
  • Booklist: Different Styles, Different Children, Books About Kids Who Find Reading Hard, Picture Books About Writers & Writing, Boo to You, Ten Books for Halloween, Monster Madness

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • National Council of Teachers of English

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November

Features

  • Phonics (strategies, assessment)
  • Fluency (strategies and assessment)
  • Role of school psychologists and counselors
  • Start with a Book: Weather Report, Passport to the World

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Henry Cole
  • Booklists: Native American Stories, Tricky Tricksters, Let's Give Thanks, Ten Books for Thanksgiving
  • e-card: American Indian/Alaskan Native Heritage Month and Thanksgiving

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • National Association of School Psychologists
  • BOOKIT!

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December

Features

  • Vocabulary and academic language (strategies)
  • Background knowledge
  • Building a home library
  • Start with a Book: What's Cooking?

Books and Authors

  • Interview: Robert Sabuda, Julie Andrews
  • Booklist: Books as Gifts holiday guide
  • e-cards: Holiday themes

Celebrations and Events

  • December celebrations around the world

Featured Partners

  • National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance
  • National Center for Family Literacy

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