Author Archives: jilleisenberg14

Jill Eisenberg is the Senior Literacy Specialist at Lee & Low Books. She writes a weekly column for Lee & Low’s The Open Book Blog where she offers teaching and literacy tips for educators: http://blog.leeandlow.com/

Protesting Injustice Then and Now

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, offers some thoughts and resources for how to teach and talk about protest, race, and current events.

Advertisements

Choosing the World Our Students Read

In a guest post, Emily Chiariello discusses Teaching Tolerance’s new curriculum tool, “Project Appendix D,” that empowers educators to identify texts that both meet the demands of the Common Core Standards and reflect the world in which our students live.

Books to Celebrate and Teach about Adoption

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends 4 picture books about adoption or with characters who have been adopted and shares additional resources teachers and parents can use to celebrate and teach about adoption with young readers.

First Look, Second Look, Third Look: Close “Reading” with Book Art

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with art from This Land is My Land by Native American artist George Littlechild.

Reading Paired Texts to Increase Student Engagement

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models a paired text multi-day lesson using a nonfiction picture book and news article for grades 3–7.

How to Teach Close Reading Using a Recipe

Our Senior Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, models how to teach and practice close reading with the nonfiction text: recipes.

Inspiring the Next Architects: Children’s Books About Design, Building, and Architecture

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, recommends architecture-themed books and shares 7 ways teachers and parents can celebrate building, design, and architecture with young readers.

5 Strategies to Help Parents Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 5 ways parents can navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

8 Strategies to Help Educators Explain Lexile and Invest Stakeholders

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 8 ways teachers and school staff can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.

7 Strategies to Help Booksellers and Librarians Navigate Lexile

Our Literacy Specialist, Jill Eisenberg, shares 7 ways booksellers and librarians can help parents navigate the bookshelves to find the right book for their children and help support student success.