Author:Alison Marczuk

Teacher Looking for Reading Materials

Teachers, Read More Children’s Books!

It’s no secret teachers work hard during the school year, but they enjoy their time off as much as the students do. However, even in their off time, teachers spend time getting ready for the next year, brushing up on new skills and techniques, and staying...

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Reading Choice

Reading Choice Matters

Strategies to get students to read more have many similarities to strategies for getting children to eat more vegetables. Much like vegetables, when it comes to getting children to read, giving them the ability to choose what they want to learn will get them to...

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Christmas Book Flood

A Flood of Books During the Holidays

When children create Christmas lists in September and October, how many books make their way on those lists? If the student is an avid reader, probably quite a few. Otherwise, most parents would be hard pressed to find one sample of literature found wrapped under...

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Students in Need 2017

Distributing Books to Students in Need

The number of elements it requires to build students into lifelong learners is breathtaking. It takes the commitment of parents, teachers, principals, local leaders, and the determination of the students to stay on a path that turns reading into a hobby instead of a hurdle....

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The Third Grade Reading Guarantee

In 2014, the state of Ohio instituted the Third Grade Reading Guarantee. Created in 2012 by local state Senator Peggy Lehner, this program is designed to ensure that students are underperforming in reading receive resources to help. Students in public and public charter schools need...

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Challenging Students

Challenging Students for Better Results!

In 2011, innovative game designer Jane McGonigal wrote a book about her experiences with gamers and how to live better through games. The book was Reality is Broken, and it discussed how to improve life through gamification. Offering rewards for people to achieve has become...

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Reading Out Loud

Reading Out Loud

Children absorb much more than we give them credit. And they start to absorb it far earlier than we think they do. Studies show that babies are taking in information as early as in the womb, and their development only accelerates from there. As early...

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