Considered the classic in the field, Children Tell Stories is useful to both experienced
and novice teachers and storytellers who work with students
from preschool through college.
"Hamilton and Weiss
have thoroughly revised and updated their award winning
Children Tell Stories in a new
edition that is an indispensable guide to all aspects of teaching storytelling.
An accompanying DVD brings the entire process to life, following the progress of
third graders as they learn stories, cope with their fears, and master their
tellings for presentation at a family event. Interviews with children, teachers,
and families provide a broad context for the storytelling process."
The ILA conference July 18-20, 2015
was a great
experience! We were
able to meet and share our classroom resources with many
inspiring educators from across the country.
And we gave away $300 worth of books to our lucky raffle winner
Minot ND .
We are looking forward to the ILA conference next year in
Boston, MA. We hope to see you there.
Alphabet Card is a tool for helping primary grade children as they
learn to write.
It’s meant to help children learn how to form
letters, and also to help make the letter/sound associations stronger.
The images on the Alphabet Card were carefully researched and
tested. The font was chosen on the basis of what most closely replicates
actual handwriting rather than book print. Three digraphs are included –
“ch,” “sh,” and “th, - which are the most commonly used by primary-grade
Take a look at
the Alphabet Cards
Books for Young Learners
Look Inside BYLs with e-BOOKS
This ever expanding
collection currently contains 174 titles in English
in and 82 titles in Spanish all are 8, 12 or 16 pages.
The Books for Young Learners
collection is a broad literacy framework
for developing readers and writers who think critically and
All of the nonfiction titles in the
collection are correlated to Common Core State Standards. Work is
progress to correlate the rest of the collection to CCSS.
"I like how the story challenges students but
doesn’t overwhelm them. I also love the
illustrations and the story themes. I think this series is good
at scaffolding student learning."
Teaching Level: Reading Recovery
BYL Use: Reading Recovery