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With @Macys generous support, RIF recently held a 2 part webinar series discussing the wide-variety and beauty of diverse books and the deep value of including them both in the classroom and at home. Explore the webinars at rif.org/literacy-netwo…
#Family is an important focus of RIF's mission and this month's #RallytoRead 100 theme. We encourage you to discuss the importance of family with the children in your life after listening to author @CynLeitichSmith read her book Jingle Dancer on RallytoRead.org!
El Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a three-day Mexican festival in rememberance of those that have passed on and a time to welcome spirits home. Find books about this celebration and other vibrant Mexican traditions by visiting rif.org/literacy-centr….
November is #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth and we are highlighting our special book collection. Explore beautiful stories that celebrate the rich culture, language, history and traditions of Native Americans and download the supplemental reading activities. rif.org/literacy-centr…
Check out RIF's top 20 ideas for inspiring your students and children to read more than ever this year on @WeAreTeachers. #RallytoRead weareteachers.com/rally-to-read-…
Know an #educator who needs new, diverse books? We have over 1,000 entries for RIF's #RallytoRead Sweepstakes! Enter at RallytoRead.org today and have a chance to WIN 100 books, generously donated by @simonschuster, @akidsco, & @Scholastic! Subject to rules.
Congrats to our friend, @orion_monaco_jean, a rising star and true literacy champion! See you today on @TheEllenShow. #racetokindness#readingisfundamental
Check out the supplemental read-alouds on RallytoRead.org/Resources! Co-Authors Zanagee Artis & Olivia Greenspan read A Kids Book About Climate Change published by @akidsco. This book will give children the facts about #climatechange & #hope to fight for their future. #RallytoRead
Nearly 2,000 classrooms nationwide have joined RIF's #RallytoRead 100 initiative by pledging to read 100 books before Read Across America Day! Take the pledge today at RallytoRead.org! #PledgetoRead100 #RAAD
Literacy is an essential part of life. And, being digitally literate is now just as important as mastering basic skills. Learn how educators can rethink how students learn literacy skills in the digital age in this guest blog post by blogger Janey Russell. RIF.org/blog/rethinkin…
Reading Is Fundamental is deeply saddened by the loss of General Colin L. Powell. In addition to the many ways he served our country, he was also a long-standing literacy advocate and friend of RIF. We extend our sincerest condolences to the Powell family.
Treat the young readers in your life to a #Halloween read-aloud from RIF’s Halloween Book Collection! Download additional reading activities for each book to help students extend learning and build literacy skills. Check out the collection here: rif.org/literacy-centr…
The Legacy of Alex Trebek’s Philanthropy nonprofitpro.com/longform/the-l…
Join RIF tonight at 7:30pm EDT for a webinar on diverse books in practice as experts discuss integrating diverse children’s books into everyday use & tips for having challenging conversations. This session is proudly supported by @Macys. Register at RIF.org/REI-nrc.
Looking for something fun to do as a family this weekend? Check out RIF of NoVA's BOOK IT FOR BOOKS Annual 5K! Come support children's literacy, in person or virtually, this Saturday. Register today at: bit.ly/3kPyHcs #northernvirginia #nova #childrensliteracy #5k
Also, the special read-aloud at the end of the webinar is with permission by @LEEandLOW.
Join RIF on 10/14 at 7:30pm EDT for a webinar on #diverse books in practice as experts discuss integrating diverse children’s books into everyday use & tips for having challenging conversations. This session is proudly supported by @Macys. Register at RIF.org/REI-nrc.
One week until RIF of NOVA's 5K Run/Walk FUNdraiser! At $3 a book, your $35 registration fee provides a book for about 10 kids in the #NorthernVirginia area who have few to no books of their own. Register today for in-person or virtual participation at: bit.ly/3CTEmEz
The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred tells the story of a farm maiden who is making arroz con leche with the help of her farm animals. Check out this #bilingual book in RIF's #HispanicHeritageMonth Collection at bit.ly/3FnI7nT or read it in Skybrary.org.
Join RIF tonight at 7:30pm EDT for the first session on diversifying your bookshelf as experts discuss fundamental questions about diverse books and the importance of sharing them with children. This session is proudly supported by @Macys. Register at RIF.org/REI-nrc.
RIF was delighted to join @usedgov's Return-to-School Road Trip! We partnered with @Focus_HOPE for a special family literacy celebration in Detroit. Families enjoyed @SecCardona's read-aloud & children picked out books for their home libraries! Special thanks to Lomas Brown too!
Do you want to learn about #diversity in children’s literature? Or get tips on diversifying your classroom or home bookshelves? Register today for RIF’s two-part webinar series on 10/07 & 10/14 with expert panelists as they discuss these topics & more! RIF.org/REI-nrc
Do you know a #nature lover? Tag them so they can enjoy RIF's #RallytoRead activities in #October! Listen to author and explorer @pcousteau read his book Follow the Moon Home and learn some interesting nature facts on RIF's RallytoRead.org.
Just Ask! by Associate Justice Sotomayor is a wonderful title for #HispanicHeritageMonth. Using her own experience as a child, Associate Justice Sotomayor encourages the everyone to ask questions when we come across someone who is different. Learn more at bit.ly/rif-hispaniche….
Happy 97th #birthday to #PresidentCarter! In celebration, RIF invited our friends from @WhiteHouseHstry to do a read-aloud of Rocco Travels with the Presidents! Rocco goes on adventures with different presidents, including President Carter! Watch here: youtu.be/kmJSMnUTlD8
With a new school year underway, we have been hearing that the need for books has skyrocketed! We’re asking our followers to consider becoming a monthly donor to help provide the ongoing funding it takes to provide children with the books of their own. secure.rif.org/page/24292/don…
#Congratulations to @ReadWithCarylee! Be sure to tune in to her 100th episode on 10/02! twitter.com/ReadWithCaryle…
Register for RIF’s webinar series exploring #diverse books in children’s literature and everyday use of them. Listen to experts as they discuss the importance of diverse books with children & more. This series is proudly supported by @Macys. Register now: RIF.org/REI-nrc
Read this special guest blog from #RallytoRead’s promotional partner and our friends at @NationalPTA about empowering all children through inclusive children’s books and inspiring family reading at rif.org/blog/how-inspi….
Rallying for Children’s Literacy with Alicia Levi trendingineducation.com/2021/09/rallyi…
Round Is a Tortilla is a great book for #HispanicHeritageMonth! This book follows the lives of 2 young children as they go to fun places and point out different shapes. This story is written in #bilingual rhyming prose. Find this book in RIF's Collection: bit.ly/rif-hispaniche…
Shout out to the students in Central York School District who fought back against their school board's ban of books by & about people of color. They protested everyday until they successfully got the book ban overturned this week.
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Celebrate #HispanicHeritageMonth with RIF! Book Fiesta is part of RIF's Hispanic Heritage Collection. This #bilingual book has colorful illustrations of children having fun reading books in different cultures and settings. Find our collection here: bit.ly/rif-hispaniche…
Thank you @NestleUSA and @RIFWEB for the literacy backpacks. Randolph students K-3 love the books! @APSLibrarians @RandolphIBStars #Readingisfundamental
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Did you know that @RIFWEB has a Skybrary? During these unprecedented times where we have transitioned to distance/hybrid learning, RIF has provided a digital, interactive library for educators, children & families. rif.org/Literacy-Centr… #JLBetterTogether #JuniorLeague
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RIF is proud to announce that, in our 56-year history, with support from generous donors like you, we have served 1 MILLION children. If you want to help RIF serve the next generation of children, please start a monthly gift today! secure.rif.org/page/24292/don…
Register today! RIF will be hosting a two-part webinar series with experts on October 7th and 14th exploring diverse books in children’s literature and everyday use of them in schools and at home. This series is proudly supported by @Macys. Learn more at RIF.org/REI-nrc.
At RIF, we know that reading is one of the best things children can do to support and maintain #learning. Check out RIF’s 7 tips for sparking a love of #reading in @NationalPTA Our Children online magazine to help a child engage more deeply with reading: ptaourchildren.org/7-tips-for-spa…
Know an educator who needs new, diverse books? Tag them to enter RIF's #RallytoRead Sweepstakes! We have nearly 1,000 entries for a chance to WIN 100 books, generously donated by @simonschuster, @akidsco, and @Scholastic! Subject to rules. Enter at RallytoRead.org today!
Today we’re sharing a guest blog from our friends at @Ready4K & @GovLiteracyTN who have used a multifaceted approach to understand the need in their community and delivered a meaningful program to support young readers & engage parents. Read the blog here: bit.ly/2VRy9sU
Make sure to opt-in to receive reminders of #RallytoRead 100's monthly theme, featured guest read-aloud, and activities to build excitement with your young readers. Text “RIFREAD” to (877) 379-5018 and enjoy all the reading fun RIF will be offering! Visit RallytoRead.org!
Who doesn't want their students to read more? Try these ideas! 📚#sponsoredd by@RIFWEBB bit.ly/3DUAnsLM
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23 beautiful kids' books to celebrate and honor Hispanic Heritage Month today.com/shop/children-… via @TODAYshow
Check out additional community-themed books and activities in the Explore Section on RallytoRead.org. This month highlights the read-aloud of A Kids Book About Diversity by @hereweeread, Blogger & RIF’s Race, Equity and Inclusion Initiative National Advisory Board Member.
Check out RIF’s article on pg. 36 in the Sept. issue of @langmag emphasizing the importance of reading & how literacy organizations have pivoted to meet the needs of all children. And, that’s why RIF has launched #RallytoRead! #language #childrensliteracy bit.ly/3z4vvO0
Today kicks off #HispanicHeritageMonth! Children need opportunities to explore and celebrate multiple cultures to build awareness and acceptance. A perfect way to celebrate over the next month is to check out RIF's Hispanic Heritage Book Collection: rif.org/literacy-centr…
We are happy to share that through the @Macys Gives campaign, over $1.7 million was raised in support of RIF’s mission! Thank you to the many generous Macy's shoppers and RIF supporters who rounded up at checkout to enable more children to read, learn, and grow this school year.
Back to School Giving: Macy's and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Raise Over $1.7 Million in August Campaign Supporting Children's Literacy prn.to/3Ah23pa
We invite educators and families nationwide to join RIF's #RallytoRead 100 initiative by pledging to read 100 books before Read Across America Day! Join us today by taking the pledge at RallytoRead.org. #PledgetoRead100 #RAAD
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