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What Does Kindle Unlimited Mean for the Classroom?

Jeff Bezos and Amazon have done it again. Friday, July 18th was the official launch of Bezos’ latest creation – Kindle Unlimited. The launch of Kindle Unlimited is the talk of the … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

10 Questions to Get Kids Thinking Deeper About Books

What do you need to drive a great discussion; to get your students to think more deeply about books? I believe the key to deeper thinking about books lies in … Continue reading

February 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Scary Headlines Concerning Kindergarten Readiness

Last week, the Washington Post featured a story that should cause every educator and parent some concern. Deputy superintendent of public instruction, Rob Saxton, and the early learning system director … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · 2 Comments

Model school trains teachers in ABCs of reading instruction

It has never been more important than now that early readers receive the best, most comprehensive reading instruction. In this video clip from PBS NewsHour, a school community in Hartford … Continue reading

November 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Inspiring Young Readers: It is not just a summer goal

As the school year gets underway, I have started to put away all of the wonderful stories that I read during the summer. Never one to wait until the summer … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · Leave a comment

Stop the Free-Fall: Why is Literacy Education Important?

Why is literacy education so important to the future success of billions of young children? It is important because after 3rd grade, the likelihood that a student who is below … Continue reading

August 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Creative Solutions to Help Avoid Summer Brain Drain

Preventing summer brain drain is the number one goal of educators and parents across the country each summer. Like many educators, my first impulse is to suggest a trip to … Continue reading

July 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Promoting Literacy Education: LitWorld

“Imagine a world where everyone can read” … is the slogan on the website of an organization called LitWorld whose main purpose is the fostering of literacy education through stories. … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment