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Children's Book Fair
NIU’s Campus Child Care will hold its annual Children’s Book Fair during the week of March 26. The book fair will be held at the center from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 26, through Thursday, March 29, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 30. All are invited to come and...
Book cover of "Back of the Bus," illustrated by Floyd Cooper
NIU’s College of Education will host its 32nd annual Children’s Literature Conference Friday, March 16. This year’s theme is “The Right Book for the Right Reader.” All sessions take place in the Holmes Student Center, beginning with the 8:15 a.m. welcome. Registration and a continental breakfast are scheduled for 7:30 a.m. Featured speakers are author/illustrator...
Photo of a young girl in a library pointing to a book
“What can I do at home to help my child with reading and writing?” Laurie Elish-Piper, a Presidential Teaching Professor in Literacy Education, director of the NIU Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, says that this is by far one of the most common questions posed...
John P. Sabatini
John P. Sabatini, a senior research scientist at the Princeton, N.J.-based Educational Testing Service, will visit the NIU campus Wednesday, Nov. 9, as a guest of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language & Literacy. Sabatini will speak on “The Role of Cognitive Assessments of Reading Comprehension in the New World Order of the...
Photo of a young girl in a library pointing to a book
“What can I do at home to help my child with reading and writing?” Laurie Elish-Piper, a Presidential Teaching Professor in Literacy Education, director of the NIU Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy, says that this is by far one of the most common questions posed...
Book cover of "This I Believe II"
NIU faculty, administrators, staff and returning students are encouraged to “Get the Book, Read the Book and Donate the Book” as part of the First-Year Common Reading Experience (CRE) this fall. This year’s selection, “This I Believe II,” is a collection of 500-word essays written by a variety of Americans who have expressed one of...
Book cover of "This I Believe II"
If you were asked to write a 500-word essay about a strongly held belief, what would you say?  New NIU students will have the opportunity to answer that question next fall when the book “This I Believe II,” edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman, is part of the curriculum in some first-year course sections. The...
Photo of young boy reading in library
The NIU Literacy Clinic is offering a reading diagnostic assessment program for students in grades K-12 who are experiencing difficulty in reading. The individualized diagnostic reading program provides a thorough evaluation of reading, including present reading achievement, strengths and areas for improvement. Instruction of useful reading strategies also will be provided. All sessions are conducted by...
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