Teachers as Literacy Role Models

Over the summer, home is an incredibly important place in the development of a love for reading. That center shifts when the days get cooler and school begins. The classroom becomes the place where children continue to build their literacy skills. Instilling this desire goes...

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Home Libraries Transform Learning

Like developing anything important, building better students requires providing the right environment. This is an easier task when the children are in school. A school is filled with teachers, staff, and materials that serve the purpose of encouraging students to learn. Outside of the classroom,...

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Kids Read New Rewards

Rewarding Student Achievement!

Motivating students is complicated. School staff knows what is required of the students by the state. The challenge has been to find a way to get the class to not only see that goal but to instill a desire to achieve it. A healthy debate has...

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Summer Reading Momentum

Building Summer Reading Momentum

In the middle of the summer, it can be difficult to keep children motivated to read. There are pools to play in, friends running up and down the street, and for many, little desire to be reading anything. School is not for another month, and...

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Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

Three Ways Poetry Improves Children’s Literacy

W.H. Auden said, “A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.” For children, this love of language translates to an accessible introduction to literacy through poetry and a broader education on its beauty and intricacies. Introduced early and often during...

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The Value of Libraries

The Value Of Libraries

For young readers, even those not yet reading, the value of libraries cannot be overstated. They open doors to a relationship with reading that can translate to well-rounded students and engaged citizens. By giving children space, opportunity and encouragement to lose themselves learning about any...

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Four Ways Women’s Literacy Improves The World

Study after study shows the effect education can have on girls and young women in shaping their futures, raising their quality of life and protecting their children. Providing resources that improve women's literacy ultimately makes the world a better place.   The benefits of an educated...

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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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Title I Funds

Do More With Title I Funds

The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was signed into law in 1965. President Lyndon B. Johnson saw the need to help schools with students that were struggling, but not dictate how that aid was provided. Title I of the Act stated that grants would...

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