Educators

Access to Books

Poverty, access to books, and summer reading loss

Richard L. Allington is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee and has served as the president of the International Reading Association, president of the National Reading Conference, and as a member of the International Reading Association Board of Directors. He is also...

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Closed Captions Help Reading

Finland has long been one of the top countries in the world regarding reading scores. The last time that the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) released its Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) scores, Finland was ranked fourth in the world. The Finnish...

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Recharge over summer break

How to Recharge Over Summer Break

The school year is over. The paperwork is complete, grades are processed and submitted, and your classroom is clean and ready for next year. Time for a well-deserved break! Spending long hours in the classroom grading and carrying out all of the extra activities that...

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Reading Changed My Life plants

How Reading Changed My Life

Anna Quindlen is a novelist and journalist whose work has appeared on fiction, nonfiction, and self-help bestseller lists. She is the author of eight novels and several nonfiction books. While a columnist at the New York Times, she won the Pulitzer Prize. How Reading Changed...

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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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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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NSLA Partnership

Our Partner, The National Summer Learning Association

Kids Read Now, a 501C(3) nonprofit, was founded in 2010 to expand summer learning and eliminate the summer reading slide. Since its creation, this summer reading program has made an impressive impact on the tens of thousands of children that have participated. They have received...

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