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8 Excellent iPad Apps to Enhance Students Reading Comprehension Skills

September 30, 2014<br>After posting about web based tools to enhance students reading comprehension skills, I received a couple of emails asking about …

Which digital books work best in the classroom?

The argument over whether children’s digital books count as educational storytime or just screentime has been going on for a while. Given that …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

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 …

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, …

These Washington, D.C., Vending Machines Are Providing Free Books to Kids

Forget fishing for change in your pockets to finance your mid-afternoon candy bar.<p>Instead of snacks, this D.C. vending machine is all about literacy …

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 …

The summer reading list we really need

On the last day of classes, many schools hand out summer reading lists with the hope that students will find time, between trips to the beach and …

Literacy Based Designs in Classroom Furniture