Editorial Calendar

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January

Features

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

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • Youth Service America

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February

Features

  • Comprehension
  • Assessment
  • Start with a Book: Our Government

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

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

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March

Features

  • Content area literacy
  • Kindergarten readiness, especially for kids with disabilities
  • Start with a Book: Art and Artists, Music and Musicians

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

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

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

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

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

Celebrations and Events

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

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

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

Celebrations and Events

Featured Partners

  • National Association of School Psychologists

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December

Features

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

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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