Jed Dearybury (https://www.mrdearybury.com/) began his education career in 2001. During his 13 year early childhood classroom tenure, Jed received numerous awards. He was featured in GQ Magazine as Male Leader of the Year, met President Obama as the SC winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching, and was named as a top 5 finalist for South Carolina Teacher of the Year because of his passion, love, and success in education. Since 2015, he has become an educational leader by providing quality, hands-on, engaging learning experiences for students and teachers across the country. His goal: equip, encourage, empower! Jed is joined by members of the ALSC School Age Programs and Services committee: Valerie Byrd Fort, Laura Lutz, and Sierra McKenzie.
Building Literacy in Every Library Pt. 3 - Curious Readers: Celebrating the Joy of Reading (ALSC webcast archive)—GROUP RATE
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In this webinar, learn how to implement programs and services that will provide literacy support for early readers ages 5-9. An expert in the field of elementary education will speak about how our personal experiences and prior knowledge help us to understand what we are reading. We will discuss the many ways readers connect with texts. This can include relating the text to themselves, comparing similar texts or making connections between the text and the wider world around them. We’ll share ideas for programs, book recommendations, and reader’s advisory that will help connect with children and caregivers on the subject of literacy.
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- Understand the various ways that early readers begin to make connections between what they are reading and their observations and own life experiences.
- Share strategies for identifying how background knowledge contributes to comprehension with young readers and their caregivers.
- Plan programs that will illustrate strategies for reader response as it applies to critical thinking and comprehension.
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