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A Blog to Watch Nomination

Yesterday, I awoke to this Twitter message from one of the first people I followed on Twitter (and one of my favorite tweeps), @mom2preens: I named yours as a “blog to watch” in my post today. You have taken off … 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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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Five

This is part five 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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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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Looking for a Great Way to Practice Reading Fluency? Think Poetry!

I am writing this post in celebration of national poetry month. One of my favorite elementary school memories is being read aloud to in my school library. I vividly remember sitting there, criss-cross applesauce style, laughing out loud to the … Continue reading

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