Monthly Archives: February 2016

5 Tips to Enhance Reading Stamina

When you think “stamina” do you think about running a marathon or cleaning the house from top to bottom because you’re having a big party today?  Are you wondering what stamina has to do with your child’s reading? If so, … Continue reading

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Reading Volume = College Readiness

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a presentation on independent reading given by Penny Kittle, an author, literacy coach and high school English teacher. Penny shared the story of  running into one of her former middle school students and … Continue reading

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Intrigue and Inspire Young Readers

What intrigues and inspires intermediate readers?  In my experience, stories of how others overcome struggles have enormous appeal for this age group. Youngsters know little about history and are often shocked to learn what life was like in the past. … Continue reading

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I’m Back

Where does time go? Forgive the time lapse between blog posts, but as I’m sure you know, life gets in the way. Since my return to school, I’ve been swamped. Actually teaching reading leaves little time to write about it. … Continue reading

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