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Want To Build Your Child's Literacy Skills? Try Reading To Them More

<i>This piece comes to us courtesy of EdSource, where it was originally published.</i><p>In “The Pout-Pout Fish” children’s picture book, the author weaves words like “aghast” and “grimace” into a story about a fish who thought he was destined to “spread the dreary-wearies all over the place” until…well, no …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

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Seeing is believing: encouraging your kids to read won't work if you don't

It is well known that while our children don't necessarily do as we say, they certainly do as we do. Parents who log a dozen hours per day on email, …

Why kids lose interest in reading as they get older

This is the third of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.” The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State …

Teaching

50+ free reading activities and resources

Shares 1K<p>Looking for free reading activities and other online resources that will help you raise a reader? We’ve got them here!<p>Are you teaching your …

Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources

Teaching Strategies: Motivating Students to Read is Crucial<p>By Room 241 Team <i>•</i> September 18, 2012<p>“Reading is fundamental.” This was a slogan heard …

Why Reading Aloud Matters

Photo by Shelley Davis<b>Why Reading Aloud Matters</b>One of the most important times in my classroom is our read aloud time. It is known to my students as …

Teaching

4 Pathways to a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Culturally relevant or responsive teaching is a pedagogy grounded in the idea that educators teach to students’ unique cultural strengths. Geneva Gay …

Teaching

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Don't Crush Reading Motivation

Commentary<p>It is a scene that too often plays out in elementary schools.<p><i>John leaves the library with a book he selected himself, one on crocodiles and</i> …

Tips for teaching your child to read from Nancie Atwell

Teaching your child to read: top 10 tips<p>Nancie Atwell won the first-ever Global Teacher Prize for her unique approach to teaching reading and …

25 Strategies for Schools to Support Independent Reading

Increased rigor and having students read challenging text is on everyone’s mind. While independent reading and student choice may seem like old news, …

Teaching

My Mother's 10 Tips For Parents To Encourage Their Children To Read

As a literacy advocate, my mom and former First Lady Barbara Bush recognizes the critical importance of building a strong reading foundation for all …

We must instil a love of reading in students

I expect distracted teenagers to declare that “reading is so boring”, but in recent years I have been taken aback when intelligent undergraduates …

Efforts To Close The Achievement Gap In Kids Start At Home

When Andrea Riquetti taught kindergarten in Providence, R.I., the disparity between more affluent students and those from poor families was painfully clear.<p>"We would read <i>The Very Hungry Caterpillar</i>," she says, "and I would ask them, 'What is this fruit?' And they would call all the fruits just …

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How to Teach Expository Text Structure to Facilitate Reading Comprehension

Over the past 60 years, reading comprehension has changed its emphasis from the mastery of skills and subskills that are learned by rote and …

Teaching