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The International Reading Association’s 57th Annual Convention, 2012… Virtually

If you haven’t ever gone to an International Reading Association convention, I hope you make it there one day–they are phenomenal! Since I began attending them, this is the first one I’ve missed since 2005. Thankfully, I can follow along … Continue reading

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Comprehension Strategy Instruction… What Do You Think?

Dear TWRCrs, Some of you may know that I have just begun teaching an online course in the master’s program in teaching reading/language arts. Familiarizing myself with the university’s website and all the new tools has kept me extremely busy … Continue reading

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Why and How to Motivate a Reluctant Reader (2 of 2)

I think children who do not struggle with decoding the words can find reading boring for many reasons. Here are three of them: They have not found the right book. The right book would be one that interests them for … Continue reading

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Common Causes of Comprehension Difficulties

While spending time with my family this Memorial Day weekend, a conversation about reading came up. My husband shared his great dislike for reading and told us how he had a very difficult time responding successfully to the teacher’s question, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania of Jordan Opens the International Reading Association’s 55th Annual Convention in Chicago

I had the amazing opportunity to listen to Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan at the opening general session of the International Reading Association’s (I.R.A.) 55th annual convention in Chicago on April 26, 2010. Before going into the session, I … Continue reading

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