Posts tagged with "reading"

Nonfiction is an essential and motivational component of reading instruction
Books · 09-21-2017
Discover the countless treasures within the wonderful world of nonfiction.

Reading is relaxing
Books · 07-04-2017
Relax and learn at the same time. Recharge with the following 5 books that will enliven your teaching this fall.

Newbery Medal Winner 2017:  The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Books · 02-21-2017
Barnhill, Kelly. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Algonquin, 2016. Winner of the 2017 Newbery Medal A witch lives in the forest, and the people of the Protectorate fear her. They have taken steps to never see her, with terrible consequences. But the witch in the forest is kind, as is her child, Luna, whose magic is more powerful than anything. Ages 10+

The Power of Picture Books
Books · 11-11-2016
Recently, I read an article about what books do for the human soul. The author explained how good literature makes us nicer because it allows us to consider someone else’s point of view. Good literature also allows us to consider our actions on others and provides us with examples of being kind and generous. Good picture books also enhance our lives. With their wide array of topics and vivid artistry, these books play a key role in fostering a child’s imagination, creativity, and interest...

Beautiful Black-Eyed Susans in Maryland
Books · 07-24-2016
As a child, I never needed incentives to read. Reading made me happy and also helped me relax. I reread favorites until they were well worn. Recently, I parted with some childhood books that I had saved. Many were presents from family and friends, so the emotional task took a long time to complete. When they were all packed for the last time, I consoled myself by visiting the library. If you’re looking for ways to encourage children to read, I suggest that you read too. Visit the library,...

Books · 03-03-2014
Some of My Best Friends are Books: Guiding Gifted Readers from Preschool to High School (Third Edition) by Judith Wynn Halsted, M.S. Now in its third edition, this resource is helpful in selecting a variety of books for your child. In addition to discussing the social and emotional needs of gifted/talented children, there is information about choosing books that challenge readers. The annotated bibliography, organized by grade level, also includes recommended books from earlier editions....

Welcome · 06-25-2013
If you are a parent curious about education resources or an educator looking for ideas, then this blog is for you.

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