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  • Henry Winkler the child feels like the bottom of a barrel full of ocean
    Henry Winkler the child feels like the bottom of a barrel full of ocean
    “Your child is the best one to tell you they are having trouble. When it is just so hard for them and learning isn’t fun anymore, you need to look at what can be done because it shouldn’t ever be like that for any child,”...
  • reading response  journal template
    Reading response journal rubric: literature activities, book lesson plans
    Looking for creative ways to teach reading? Use literature response journals. Here's a template to make student reading response journal. Use for English, ELA (English language arts), literature, reading and writing classes. Use for Readers...
  • Book-based crafts
    Reading response journal activities: Interactive literature lessons, book crafts
    March is National Reading Month, starting with the NEA's "Read Across America." Looking for ideas to inspire a life-long love of books? Here are reading response activities, interactive ELA (English language arts) lessons, book-based...
  • Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Celebrating World Book Day in the UK and Ireland
    Today is World Book Day in the UK and Ireland, celebrating books and reading across the globe. Book lovers celebrate their favorite authors and books by dressing up as literary characters. The main goal of World Book Day is to encourage children...
  • Read Across America Day:  Americans Celebrate the Joy of Reading & Dr. Seuss
    Read Across America Day: Americans celebrate the joy of reading & Dr. Seuss
    Have you heard thenews? According to a Boston Herald report published on Feb. 28, a very important dayfor children, teachers, parents, grandparents and book lovers is here and Americans are ready to celebrate! March 2, 2015, is Read Across...
  • Stay Home and Read
    Plan to stay home and read a book
    To benefit the cultural and educational programs of the Los Angeles Public Library, including the Library Foundation of Los Angeles, Angelenos are welcome to participate in the 27thannual Stay Home and Read a Book Ball.On Sunday, March 1, 2015,...
  • Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast
    Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast, encouraging kids to read
    Some children are love to crack open an engaging book and read for hours. For other children, reading doesn't hold the same passion. The Simon Kidgits Club Book Blast invites children to experience the magic of reading.The Simon Kidgits Club...
  • New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    New website offers free sight word printables, games, lessons and more
    Here's a fabulous new resource for parents whose kids are learning to read.Sight Words, a free website sponsored by the Georgia Preschool Association, offers a multitude of tools for parents, teachers and caregivers to help kids learn to read....
  • Children enjoying a book together
    Great books for reluctant readers
    Unfortunately, there are many children who don’t like to read. For some, it is due to dyslexia, which affects 2 to 8 percent of elementary age children. For others, it may be due to ADHD, a learning disability or just a simple reluctance to...
  • Florida’s ‘Celebrate Literacy’ week took place Jan. 26-30
    Florida’s ‘Celebrate Literacy Week' took place Jan. 26-30
    Last month, Jan. 26-30 was celebrated as Literacy Week in Florida schools with the overall theme being, “Reading Accelerates Success”. This theme encourages students to connect literacy with all kinds of careers in science, technology,...
  • Curiosity Machine
    Library offers week of fun
    The Palmdale City Library has a whole host of activities this week for Antelope Valley Residents.The Storycrafter’s Club will meet at 4 p.m. on Monday, February 9, 2015 for children ages 5-9 at the library located at 700 E. Palmdale Blvd.A...
  • Make learning to spell fun with these creative tips
    Make learning to spell fun with these creative tips
    Learning to spell – and spell accurately – is a must-have life skill. Unfortunately, it can cause many kids to yawn in boredom. So make it fun!Here are some cool ways to make learning to spell more exciting!Tools: Using manipulative...
  • Language Interventions
    Introducing Simple Interventions and Language Interventions apps for reading
    Savannah, GA - A new app called Language Interventions has just been introduced on Amazon.com and soon on Google Play. Language Interventions teaches reading to all students but targets the reading impaired suffering from language-based reading...
  • Jaida, a caterpillar-turned-butterfly, is the focus of this story.
    Gerbs in the House: Jaida’s Here
    Reading is an important part of a child’s education and so it is extremely important to find entertaining and engaging stories that will capture youngster’s attention. The “Gerbs in the House” series by Gerbil Meets Mouse...
  • A  Lifelong Jouurney of Adventure and Discovery
    An introduction to canoeing: Books for young readers and homeschoolers
    The following list of books are recommended by the School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, and several other recognized authorities for young readers Ages 4 to 8. Please check with your local library.Each one of these books celebrates...