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Presenter Handouts from the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, 2010

I attended the United States Department of Education’s Reading Institute in Anaheim, California July 19-21, 2010. It was the first institute I attended from the United States Department of Education and it was phenomenal! I wrote a little bit about … Continue reading

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Why and How to Motivate a Reluctant Reader (1 of 2)

A guest post request on motivation from Dawn Little at the Literacy Toolbox inspired me to write the post below. After following her on Twitter for some time, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her in person at the … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Two

This is part two of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In that … Continue reading

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Articles on Teaching Reading by PREL

When I began in the master’s program for teaching reading, I ran across many unfamiliar words. I also read about areas of teaching reading for which I knew the basics, but did not have enough background knowledge to fully understand … Continue reading

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