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Accelerating Reading Progress with High Effect Size – Part 6: Motivation and Engagement

Without student motivation and engagement, everything fails Before we reveal the special significance of student motivation and engagement, let’s look back and connect with the influences we previously explored. While it’s not essential to read all the articles before this one, you may find it gives both a more comprehensive picture and a more detailed …

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Maximize Literacy in 2024: Find What’s Missing from the Science of Reading in Elementary Education

Setting the stage: A critical look at your fall literacy benchmark data As November winds down, it’s time to turn your attention to the success of the Science of Reading in elementary education. It’s time to look critically at your upcoming fall benchmarking data. These figures are more than mere statistics; they measure the effectiveness …

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For the LOVE of reading: A 4-part series with ideas to help develop strong literacy skills (Part 4 of 4)

Educators, parents and caregivers, literacy experts, and school leaders: This series is for you! Kids Read Now is thrilled to present this series on fostering a love of reading from guest author Dr. Wendy Strickler, Assistant Professor in Reading Science and Director of Teacher Advancement Programs at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The …

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For the LOVE of reading: A 4-part series with ideas to help develop strong literacy skills (Part 1 of 4)

Educators, parents and caregivers, literacy experts, and school leaders: This series is for you! Kids Read Now is thrilled to present this series on developing strong literacy skills from guest author Dr. Wendy Strickler, Assistant Professor in Reading Science and Director of Teacher Advancement Programs at Mount St. Joseph University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Decades of …

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Learning Loss Guide for Educators, Caregivers, and Community Leaders

Educators need fresh ideas, tools, and resources, as well as innovative ways to combat learning loss and, more specifically, reading loss. This guide is for educators, school district administrators, families, and community leaders, delving into how to define learning loss in relation to reading loss, what experts believe causes it, its impact on individuals and …

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Kids Read Now projects 7 million books delivered by 2024

Kids Read Now started as a small, local nonprofit organization and has rapidly grown into an impressive leader in the fight against K-5 learning loss. Most students, particularly those from lower-income families, experience steep reading skill loss over the summer break. Creating home libraries and engaging parents are key ways to accelerate summer learning and …

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Books, Bricks, and Politics

I recently caught up with a dear colleague. When I asked her what she saw as she worked closely with our teachers and teacher leaders, her immediate answer was “politics”. The concept that everything is political started with Aristotle and is consistently restated today. Although I avoid them, I cannot deny that what I eat, …

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