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Apr 23, 2021

The Literacy and Community Initiative Annual Reading Celebration

The Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI), a collaboration between the NC State College of Education and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation that partners with community-based organizations to examine and empower youth voices, will hold its 2021 Annual Reading Celebration […]

Jan 12, 2021

Ask the Expert: How Can Teachers Help Bilingual Students Become Proficient Readers? Through ‘Consistent Exposure to a Variety of Texts and Explicit and Sustained Literacy Instruction,’ Says Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea

English language learners’ development of second language literacy skills is often quite unique, says Assistant Professor Jackie Relyea, Ph.D., because it often takes longer to develop than their day-to-day oral communication skills. She explains how educators can support these students as they become proficient English readers.

Nov 20, 2020

With Help of Literacy and Community Initiative, Directed by Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, High School Students with Juntos N.C. Publish Peer-reviewed Article

Like many academics, Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D., an assistant professor of English Language Arts education in the NC State College of Education, said she didn’t publish her first peer-reviewed academic article until she was in her late 20s and earning her doctorate degree. Through her work as the director of the Literacy and Community Initiative (LCI) though, she has now helped a group of students author a peer-reviewed article while they were still teenagers.

Nov 20, 2020

Mebane Foundation: Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership: Equipping Teachers to be Literacy Leaders

Yadkin County School educators share their experiences so far in the Yadkin Wolfpack Literacy Partnership, a cohort-based Master of Education program that allows teachers to gain the expertise needed to effectively implement evidence-based literacy instruction, assessment and intervention in the elementary grades.

Oct 26, 2020

Associate Professor Dennis Davis Will Help Develop Common Framework for Literacy Instruction for Teacher Preparation Programs within the UNC System

Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D. has been appointed as one of eight Literacy Fellows who will help develop a common framework for literacy instruction in teacher preparation programs within the UNC System as part of the UNC System LIteracy Framework Development Initiative.

Sep 16, 2020

Excellence Fund Helps The Literacy Space Provide Reading Support Services for Elementary School Students, Creates Professional Development Opportunities

As a result of donations to the NC State College of Education Excellence Fund, the Wolfpack Readers Program was able to establish The Literacy Space, an off-campus location that provides direct services to elementary school children who need extra support in reading.

Aug 10, 2020

Back to School: Tips to Encourage Kids to Practice Reading, Writing

Assistant Professor Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D. shares fun ways to help children prepare for reading and writing in the upcoming school year.

Jul 23, 2020

Becoming Anti-Racist ELA Teachers

NC State College of Education Assistant Professors Michelle Falter, Ph.D., Chandra Alston, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D. have developed the "Becoming Anti-Racist ELA Teachers" white paper to outline steps educators can take to actively work towards anti-racist ELA education.

Jul 23, 2020

3 College of Education Assistant Professors Publish White Paper to Help English Language Arts Teachers Become Anti-racist Educators

Assistant Professors Michelle Falter, Ph.D., Chandra Alston, Ph.D., and Crystal Chen Lee, Ed.D, are drawing on their experiences as former English teachers and current teacher educators to provide middle and high school ELA teachers with support toward becoming anti-racist educators through a new white paper.

Jul 9, 2020

Associate Professor Dennis Davis and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea Will Help English Language Learners with Reading Comprehension Difficulties Through $1.4M Department of Education Grant

Young English language learners can often struggle with some of the more complex aspects of written language, leading to difficulties in reading comprehension. To address this issue, Associate Professor Dennis Davis, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor Jackie Reylea, Ph.D., will use a $1.4 million grant to develop a new small-group intervention for English language learners in grades 3-5.