Really, the only defensible goal of learning to read in school is not to increase yearly test scores, but to help children become eager, daily readers of self-selected books.
For children to become fully literate, we must provide them with books in which they see themselves.
Book time qualifies as special time that shouldn’t be interrupted.
Learning the WHY of print is essential for children to become effective, lifelong readers and writers.
When adults share their own stories with children, connections are built between people and literacy learning is nurtured.
Reading books with children and talking about what you read invites exploration of feelings and offers long-lasting permission to discuss all of life’s topics.
I begin most days by reading the news. I read our local paper and a bit of national ones. I like to “keep up,” as us info junkies say. When I’m involved in something that prohibits my ability to read, I’ll listen to the news. I especially enjoy The New York Times online version’s invitation […]
If the only letter we encourage our children to write is that yearly one to Santa, we’re doing literacy wrong.
There are dozens of ways to say “yes” or “no,” but they aren’t just different looking, actually they are all subtly different in meaning.
2020’s holidays and events are fodder for writers–the recorders of history.