Read Alouds: Supporting Literacy One Book at a Time

  March 5 is World Read Aloud Day, sponsored by LitWorld. Today’s post supports this day and the practice of reading aloud books with kids of ALL ages Read Alouds: Supporting Literacy One Book at a Time Reading lots of books aloud is my number one tip for increasing interest in books and reading. Not just for when children are preschoolers but throughout…

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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Books!

Celebrate Dr. Seuss’s Birthday with Books! Dr. Seuss’s birthday is March 2. In all, he wrote over 60 children’s books. Too many, of course, for me to include in a book post. Here are just a few—some are favorites of mine, others are ones I’d never read. Wednesday’s post will include websites to explore for activities and crafts. Friday’s…

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Boosting Literacy Skills with Fairy Tales

  Boosting Literacy Skills with Fairy Tales   I love fairy tales. Even the ones that don’t match my views of how the world should work offer things to talk about. (Girls don’t have to be princesses!) They also show clear literacy principles: character development, story structure, point of view…lots of good stuff! Evidently, others also consider fairy tales as gold…

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Transatlantic Book Project: Recommendations from Mr. Waller’s Class

Transatlantic Book Project  Recommendations from Mr. Waller’s Class   Martin Waller is a Class 5 (Grade 5) teacher at Holy Trinity Rosehill School in the North East of England. Last March, he and I decided to launch a joint book project. In this project, Mr. Waller’s students tell me about the books they enjoy reading. When…

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