Early Literacy

Virginia Family Literacy Calendar

The Virginia Literary Festival is delighted to offer the Virginia Day by Day Family Literacy Calendar. Here you and your child will embark on an journey together through books and reading and the various fun-filled activities that spring from them. This calendar will facilitate your establish events and activities that support early learning and ensure that your kid is prepared for school and ready to read independently.

The Virginia Family Literacy Calendar emblem may be employed in a selection of ways: on Web sites, multimedia materials, annual reports, newsletters, posters, news releases and press kits, educational materials, signage, banners, invites to events, and even on your stationery.

Early Literacy Poster

With the assistance, early literacy consultant, the Virginia Literary Festival graphics arts department created an early literacy poster which reflects the analysis and principles printed in second edition

Early Literacy Training

Kids develop a lot of of their capability for learning before getting into kindergarten. The initial years are vital times and kids coming into school with pre-reading skills have the advantage. Early Literacy is defined as everything a child learns and knows about reading and writing before she reads and writes. Creating a Literary staff knowledgeable regarding Early Literacy and prepared to help folks and caring adults prepare children ready for school and learning may be a goal of the Virginia Literary Festival.

We give training to Literary staff and interested professionals.

Early Literacy and Books

Course Overview: The goal of this 5 week course is to introduce participants to the first literacy elements and practices as set forth within the second edition of Every Child Prepared, an initiative of the American Literary Association. By the tip of the category, participants ought to be in a position to acknowledge what the early literacy components seem like for every age-level of kid, newborn to two-year-olds, 2 and 3 year olds and four and five year olds and to demonstrate how the parts and practices will be applied while sharing books with young youngsters. An giving by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was created possible in half by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services.)

Enhanced Storytimes

Course Overview: Objectives of the 5 week course is to transform a traditional storytime to an enhanced storytime, that includes early literacy tips: Participants will be in a position to relate books and activities in their storytimes to early literacy skills. Participants can learn how to transform their own ancient storytime into early literacy enhanced storytime. Participants will be ready to convey early literacy information to folks/caregivers within the storytime setting. This class will not cowl the way to plan and gift storytimes. It is targeted on incorporating early literacy information/asides into the storytimes being presented. An providing by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was created possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services.Pre Course Necessities Early Literacy and Books: Making the Connection – a Virginia Literary Festival on-line course Required Reading: “Storytimes for Everyone! Developing young Youngsters’s Language and Literacy” can be provided.

Talk to Me Baby!

Course Overview: Speak to Me, Baby! could be a 5 week on-line course on language development and the way librarians and parents could speak and play with kids in ways that that directly support their rising language skills. The required reading for the course is “Speak to Me Baby! How You Can Support Young Kids’s Language Development” by Betty S. Bardige can be provided An offering by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was made doable in part by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services
Prerequisite: The free on-line course Introduction to Moodle, can be offered a minimum of 2 weeks previous to the course start dates. When you sign up for this course you’ll automatically be signed up for Introduction to Moodle.

Connecting with Spanish Speaking Communities

Course Overview: This four week course is for Literary staff to find out strategies and techniques for connecting Literaries and Spanish-speaking communities. Through this course, participants can: Increase their data of the general Literary needs of Spanish-speaking communities Increase their awareness of useful resources, furthermore their confidence, for connecting Spanish-speakers with Literary services Learn about successful outreach initiatives implemented in Literaries across the country Develop an outreach set up that might be implemented in an exceedingly real Literary This course is especially helpful for Literary employees considering a Bilingual Storytime or different programs targeted to achieve Latinos and Spanish-speakers. The required reading “Serving Latino Communities” by Camila Alire and Jacqueline Ayala will be provided. An offering by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was created possible in half by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services
Necessity: The free on-line course Introduction to Moodle, can be offered a minimum of two weeks prior to the course begin dates. When you sign on for this course you’ll automatically be signed up for Introduction to Moodle.

Literaries and Autism We’re Connected

Course Overview: During this four-week online course, participants can: Gain an understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), current analysis, theories and controversies Determine problems and problems in delivering effective client service within the Literary to those on the spectrum, their families and teachers Learn basic, simple to implement tips and ways for delivering wonderful client service Assess your Literary’s strengths and weaknesses in relation to universal access and service to the developmentally disabled Strategize special projects and/or Literary-primarily based programming for the ASD community Develop an action set up to position your Literary as an effective community resource and contemplate what your role in that process may be. Required reading “The Reason I Jump” by Naoki Higashida and Literary Special Needs Communications Guide can be provided An offering by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was created doable in half by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services
Necessity: The free on-line course Introduction to Moodle, can be offered a minimum of two weeks prior to the course begin dates. When you join up for this course you will automatically be signed up for Introduction to Moodle.
We have a tendency to’re Connected in 2008 in response to the lack of knowledge offered on Literary service to those with cognitive challenges. Their training video and website provide an overview for glorious customer service to raised serve those in the ASD community. Providing employees with additional in-depth training increases their comfort level in interacting effectively with patrons of all ages with ASD and their families. An additional benefit is that the essential client services skills and techniques provided will function universal models for best-practices Literary service to all or any members of the general public.

Course Overview: At the tip of this free six week course, participants will have a personal arrange for implementing a summer reading program at their Literary. An offering by the Virginia Literary Festival (virginialiteraryfestival.org/). This project was created doable in half by the Institute of Museum and Literary Services
Prerequisite: The free online course Introduction to Moodle, will be offered at least 2 weeks previous to the course start dates. When you join up for this course you may automatically be signed up for Introduction to Moodle.

In an enhanced storytime, librarians give oldsters with little nuggets of early literacy information. Ideally, we have a tendency to outline the first literacy skill, model the early literacy skill and offer oldsters with an activity they may do with their kid. Another approach to mention this can be we Explain the first literacy tip, provide an Example and Empower adults.