By KRN Admin

December 9, 2020

5 Keys to a Successful Summer Reading Initiative

Kelli Bush with Elizabethtown Independent Schools highlights 5 keys to a successful summer reading initiative, such as Kids Read Now. In her eSchoolNews, December 2020 article, she explains how her district’s dedication and the Kids Read Now in-home summer reading program are changing her students’ reading habits for the better. Read the full article here.

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By Josh Lurie

December 4, 2020

The Title Game

Here’s a fun and engaging ‘book titles’ game to play with your kids on long car trips Looking back at my childhood, I remember taking road trips with my family (this is well before there were DVDs, let alone CDs or other entertainment systems in cars) and we had to find ways to pass the […]

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By Glen Miller

November 27, 2020

Book Deserts – Blame or Rain

Many kids survive in a “book desert” without access to books. Let’s rain books onto every child to create a book oasis instead. “Something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast.” Oh, wait… that’s an oasis. During this current crisis, many of us have spent time creating our own oasis with multiple trips to Home […]

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By Rachel Benedict

November 20, 2020

The Empowerment of Student Choice

Empowering kids to make their own choices Being a kid can be rough sometimes. Sure, as adults we look back at all the snack times recesses and naptimes that we took for granted, but kids oftentimes don’t have much of a voice when it comes to curricula, learning plans, and homework. Ask just about any […]

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By KRN Admin

November 13, 2020

How to Get Kids to Love Reading

How to encourage kids to learn to love reading now, for a lifetime’s worth of benefits Learning to read is arguably one of the most fundamental lessons learned as a child. Helping your children to learn to love reading is one of the most valuable gifts they can receive. Reading doesn’t have to be chore […]

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By Rachel Benedict

November 6, 2020

Finding the “Just Right” Reading Range

Finding your children’s perfect reading range may seem like a daunting task at first. On one hand you want to challenge them but on the other, you don’t want them to get discouraged. So how do you find that fine line where reading is both fun and beneficial? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! […]

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By Laura Bemus

October 30, 2020

Funding to Improve Reading

What are the priorities in your school district? Although sometimes we get lost in athletics and safety, especially during this unprecedented time with the COVID-19 pandemic, improving reading skills across the district is the most important priority for the success of all students. Often money gets in the way of purchasing research-based programs that work, […]

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By Laura Bemus

October 23, 2020

Title Funded Reading Programs

How are Title I funds spent in your school district? This is a question that should be revisited and examined each year. Often educators are overwhelmed with the many requirements of spending Title I funds and the never-ending sales pitches for programs that can best utilize the money. The easiest decision is to continue to […]

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By KRN Admin

October 21, 2020

What Type of Reader are You? – A Quiz

Do you think you know what kind of reader you are? We are certain your personality and reading style go hand in hand! This ten-question quiz will score your answer and name you a Weekend Warrior, An Intellectual, A Book Juggler, a Re-Reader, or a Series Lover.   Take the Quiz   You have an […]

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By Leib Lurie

October 16, 2020

It is the Opportunity Gap, Not the Achievement Gap

We call it the “achievement gap” – but isn’t it really an opportunity gap? A closer look at socioeconomic reading disparities — and how we can help your child to close the gap For decades, efforts to reduce the racial divide on test scores has relied on federal funding to supplement efforts to boost scores […]

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