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Summer Slide Parent reading with child

Why Fighting the Summer Slide Matters

Ever since schools around the world began holding sessions, giving students a break during the summer has been standard practice. Historically, during this break, students were expected to help around their farms and assist with other duties in their homes. As we transitioned to a...

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Grade Level Reading

Why Grade Level Reading is Critical for Students

There are milestones that every family looks forward to in the development of their children. The first night they sleep all night. Their first steps. The first words they speak. The first day they attend school (and the last day). Starting that awkward trek from...

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Teach Social Skills Charlotte's Web

Want to Teach Social Skills? Start with Reading

Readers pick up books to be entertained by the stories they tell. Take Charlotte’s Web for example. It is the story of a girl, Fern, and a runt-of-the-litter pig named Wilbur. Wilbur learns that he is being fattened up for Christmas dinner, which rightfully saddens...

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summer reading gap

How One Public School System Mitigated the Summer Reading Gap

Written by Kelli Marie Cedo, an English/Language Arts Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Lead for Hampton City Schools in Hampton, VA. Previously, she was principal of Forrest Elementary School in Hampton. Cedo has also served as Title I coordinator, division contact for school improvement, literacy coach, academic coordinator...

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Challenge Young Readers Boy Reading

Ways To Challenge Young Readers

As we are getting to the final months of the school year, it may become more of a challenge to keep students engaged in learning. This might be the perfect time of year to introduce some activities that will challenge your students to explore new...

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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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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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