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#PLA2024 Day 2

I am going to jump around a bit as I took bits and pieces from various sessions that may appeal. First up this morning was another Science of Reading session with programs and initiatives from the San Francisco Public Library and Chicago Public Library. San Francisco has a really in-depth tutoring program called Fog Readers. It is a 1:1 tutoring program that pairs volunteers with children in need of reading intervention. Check it out! Chicago Public Library built on the idea of the Scarborough rope to create a Jump Into Reading initiative. It is currently trialing at a couple of branches and involves collection development, staff education, and programming. They have a dedicated decodables section and it is split into five sections based on the decodable skill. Sections include Consonant-Vowel-Consonant (CVC) Words, Blends and Digraphs, Vowel-e Words, R-Controlled Words and Vowel Teams, and Multisyllabic Words. Grab-and-go kits are also available…

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#PLA2024 The Science of Reading

One of the topics that is visible in this year’s slate of PLA programming is The Science of Reading (pre-conference and regular programming). As one of our school districts adopted the curriculum this year, my coworker and I attended Public Libraries and Schools: Everything You Need to Know about the Science of Reading yesterday. This three-hour preconference session had a phenomenal line-up of speakers who discussed both what the state of Ohio is doing on a government level and what various public libraries around the state are doing on a local level. Some takeaways from today include:

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#PLA2024 Last Call for Conference Bloggers

Are YOU attending this year’s Public Library Association Conference in Columbus, Ohio? Would you be willing to share some of what you are learning at #PLA2024 with ALSC Blog readers? If YOU are interested in writing brief updates about the programs you attend, the speakers you hear, or the information you are learning, please let us know by filling out the Conference Blogging Interest Form. We’ll send you all the information you need to join our team.