Monthly Archives: June 2014

Reading Is Not on Summer Vacation

As the school year comes to an end, some students will experience a summer learning loss or the “summer reading slide.” Did you know that children can lose two to three months of reading progress if reading comes to an … Continue reading

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A Book in Every Child’s Hands

A Book in Every Child’s Hands is a project created by Laura Wintczak Eckroat. Laura is a Children’s Author and a Kindergarten Teacher who teaches in Ft. Worth, Texas.  She believes, “Every child should have access to new and wonderful books.” … Continue reading

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Five Ways to Cultivate Fearless Summer Readers

Written by Pam Allyn Huffington Post Founder and Executive Director, LitWorld & LitLife; author; literacy and education expert and advocate1. 1. Affirm your child’s strengths. 2. Follow your child’s lead. 3. Provide access to many reading types. 4. Invite your … Continue reading

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Start With a Book

Start with a book.  Read. Talk. Explore. All summer long!  Brought to you by Reading Rockets. Be careful of the *Summer Slide.*  School is no longer in session. School’s out for the summer!  Sure it is time to rest and … Continue reading

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Nerdy Chicks Write

Hip, hip, hooray!  I am excited about the Nerdy Chicks’ Summer School 2014 :: Get it Write this Summer. As I tell my students, reading, writing and creating during the summer are so important. It is not good to be … Continue reading

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Summer School 2014: Get it Write this Summer

Summer School 2014: Get it Write this Summer.  

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Tearing Down Walls: The Integrated World of Swedish Picture Books

God läsning.  Tearing Down Walls: The Integrated World of Swedish Picture Books.

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Read More

Read More Books and Fewer Texts.

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SIGN-UP for the SUMMER SPARKS writing challenge

SIGN-UP for the SUMMER SPARKS writing challenge.

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Inspiration [ĭn′ spǝ-rā′ shǝn] n. is Everywhere

Inspiration [ĭn′ spǝ-rā′ shǝn] n. is Everywhere What inspires you to write? Where do you find inspiration when writing for children? How do you seek out ideas for inspiration to write children’s literature? The American Heritage dic•tion•ar•y defines the word … Continue reading

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