Time to Get Ready for Halloween!

  Time to Get Ready for Halloween!   Halloween is just 4 weeks away. Here are some ideas to promote literacy during this Halloween season. [This is a repeat from previous Halloweens, with some updates.]   Halloween Read Alouds Collect several Halloween books (picture books work well for this) and take turns reading scary parts in your…

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Halloween is Coming! Books to Get the Party Started!

  Halloween is Coming! Books to Get the Party Started!   I found so many great Halloween books, I have two weeks of books for you. Today’s post includes nonfiction, fiction, and joke books.   NONFICTION Happy Halloween! by Alex Appleby (sorry, no link) This is the most basic nonfiction book. Each two-page spread has…

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Using Captions to Strengthen Literacy Skills

  One tool for strengthening literacy skills is to turn on the captions when watching TV. Rowan McVey from Captions for Literacy has kindly agreed to do a guest post giving us more information for how to use captions effectively. This post is a repeat of a post ran last fall, with updates.   Using…

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