Pam Allyn is a world-renowned literacy expert, author and motivational speaker. She is the founding director of LitWorld, a global literacy initiative serving children across the United States and in more than 60 countries. With her team at LitWorld, Pam created and leads World Read Aloud Day, a worldwide tribute to the power of literacy happening this year on February 24th and the signature LitCamp to close the summer literacy gap, in partnership with Scholastic. She received the 2013 Scholastic Literacy Champion Award, and is the Global Ambassador for Scholastic’s “Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.” campaign. Pam is a spokesperson for BIC Kids, championing BIC’s 2014 “Fight for Your Write” campaign. In 2014, Pam was chosen as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow, becoming a part of a national cohort of 20 fellows focusing on racial healing and equity. Pam is the author of many books, including Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives and her most recent, Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell.
- Making ESSA Work in Early Childhood Classrooms for Dual Language Learners 07/21/2017The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) allows states to customize policies to best meet the needs of their learners—much like teachers who design and implement plans for each child to ensure s/he is appropriately challenged and supported to reach personal goals. Now is the time for states to use this opportunity to enhance classroom instruction […]Reading Rockets
- Sharing Books Across Miles: The Global Read Aloud Project 07/21/2017Some of Erin Kessel's fourth graders have never left their rural North Carolina hometown, or even ventured to the nearest beach just an hour-and-a-half away. This fact is a major motivator for their participation in the Global Read Aloud (GRA), which allows “Kessel’s Crew” to connect virtually with students in faraway classrooms to read and […]Reading Rockets
- Spokane schools’ summer STEM camps combat summer slide 07/21/2017On a hot July day, Maudie Johnson, 9, is trying to solve a homicide. She’s bent over a Kindle, comparing and contrasting different footprints taken from a crime scene down the hall. Nearby, another child examines what is purported to be blood splatters taken from the wall of the room. Johnson was one of around […]Reading Rockets