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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 Three

This is part three 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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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part One

I attended Institute #6 at the International Reading Association’s 55th Annual Convention on Sunday, April 25, 2010 in Chicago, Illinois from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The title of the Institute was, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and … Continue reading

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Medicine to Help Prevent Reading Difficulties: The Reach Out and Read Program

It is National Volunteer Month and I have been contemplating how I would like to contribute to my community. Recently, I learned about Reach Out and Read (ROR) and I am amazed by everything I read about this program. Therefore, … Continue reading

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What Happens in the Home Before Kids Start School Affects Their Vocabulary & Overall Academic Success

Whenever people discuss the achievement/opportunity gap, the first thing that comes to my mind is the Hart & Risley study from 1995. You can read the entire study in this book, Interview with Todd Risley by Children of the Code … Continue reading

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