Archive for September, 2010

On Language: Ben Zimmer of the Times Magazine

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

Today’s New York Times Magazine includes Ben Zimmer’s On Language column on “chunking”; he writes:

“In recent decades, the study of language acquisition and instruction has increasingly focused on ‘chunking’: how children learn language not so much on a word-by-word basis but in larger ‘lexical chunks’ or meaningful strings of words that are committed to memory…”

Junta for Progressive Action, Since 1969

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

Junta for Progressive Action, part of the Literacy Coalition, is in the news.

Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Monday, September 13th, 2010

This is National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week.

Book Drive, Book Fair

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Yale University and the United Way of Greater New Haven are collaborating — as partners in the United Way’s “Days of Caring” — to collect new and gently-used books for preschool and school-aged children.  Books that are collected will be distributed through the New Haven Reads Community Book Bank, to children and families in the region.

The inaugural “Books Are Fun” book fair will be held both Thursday and Friday, September 9 and 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Woolsey Hall, 500 College Street in New Haven.

Books and educational games will be sold at a 70 percent discount, with a portion of the proceeds donated by the vendor to the book drive.

Jewish Coalition for Literacy Seeks Volunteers

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The Jewish Coalition for Literacy – which is listed on the Resources section of this (Literacy Coalition of Greater New Haven) website – is seeking volunteers to work with children in New Haven and Hamden.

For more information about the Jewish Coalition for Literacy, attend a September 22 event or contact Brenda Brenner at or 203-387-2424, ext. 308.

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