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Reading for a World Record & to Support Early Literacy

We Give Books & Read for the Record Are you familiar with We Give Books–a Pearson Foundation Initiative? If not, let me tell you a little bit about it. We Give Books has several literacy campaigns and they have several … 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 (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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What I’ve Been Doing Since My Last Blog Post (2 of 3)

In May, I was installed as the president of the Orange County Reading Association. After being installed as the president, I was given several different binders. As I began going through them, I was excited, yet overwhelmed with the possibilities … 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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