Celebrating Black History Month with our favorite Black authors

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In honor of Black History Month, we wanted to highlight Black authors whose stories span both borders and generations, illuminating a wide variety of experiences. Read below to find out our team’s favorite Black voices and the books that have inspired them. Krista, founder and executive director Krista chose Memphian Ashley Foxx Davis. Ashley and her sister, April, founded Kifani … Read More

Why teachers need mentors

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As we close out January, we are reflecting on National Mentoring Month and the importance that mentoring has in our ALLMemphis approach. Our team is passionate about uplifting and educating those we work with – in our office, partner schools and throughout the community. ALLMemphis works with and trains over 100 teachers across our city every year. Our incredible program … Read More

Has education changed over the years?

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Education is ever-evolving – from the way teaching methods are designed to how classrooms are set up. Access to funding, resources and technology all play a role. ALLMemphis works directly with educators and literacy coaches to train them in literacy instruction and provide mentorship to support the implementation of the training in their schools. These educators are on the front … Read More

ALLMemphis is now accredited!

We’re thrilled to announce that our ALLMemphis Structured Literacy Intervention Comprehensive Education (SLICE) has been approved for accreditation by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA). This is a huge accomplishment for our organization, as it recognizes our expertise in preparing teachers to provide relevant and high-quality foundational literacy instruction to a variety of learners. This accreditation is a testament to over … Read More

Celebrating National Book Month with our K-2 decodable books

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October is National Book Month! Our ALLMemphis decodable books are an excellent addition to your child’s library. Each book is Memphis-based, allowing your child to relate to the material while learning about their city. A child’s reading comprehension can greatly increase when they are able to connect their own lives to what they are reading. Keep reading to learn about … Read More

Happy National Library Card Sign-Up Month!

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Libraries are the mecca for information. Housing centuries of history, libraries provide free access to literature, news and education resources. During National Library Card Sign-up Month this September, we encourage your family to get a library card and give your kiddos the freedom to learn and grow in their literacy journeys. Need a little more convincing? Below, we break down … Read More

Breaking down literacy goals for grades K-2

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Early literacy education is crucial when it comes to developing the whole child, as learning these skills helps children with reading comprehension, vocabulary, creativity and self-expression. At the end of each grade level, your child should hit certain benchmarks to ensure they are ready for the following grade. Below, we’ve outlined the literacy goals our team sets for students to … Read More

Tips for setting new school year literacy resolutions with your child

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Beginning a new school year can be exciting for your child as they navigate new teachers, new classmates and a new curriculum; however, it can also come with challenges. Below, we break down a few tips for setting literacy resolutions that are manageable for your child to accomplish throughout the year. Set a goal for the number of books you’ll … Read More

Five tips parents can use to encourage summer reading

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Summertime for your children means increased time to play, explore or relax. However, summer vacation can also be a time when kiddos forget the literacy skills they established at school. It’s very probable that children who don’t read over the summer can regress, and their hard-earned reading skills can decline. Whether you have assigned reading from school, or you’re looking … Read More

Teacher appreciation: Celebrating ALL teachers

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The month of May signals the end of another school year, and, as we head into summer, our team at ALLMemphis would like to congratulate all of the teachers at our partner schools – Journey Community Schools, Promise Academy – Hollywood, Promise Academy – Spring Hill, Lucie E. Campbell Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, and Vollentine Elementary. We couldn’t be more grateful … Read More