Author Archives: Rita K.

About Rita K.

Veteran educator and Certified Reading specialist, Freelance writer

Technology Bridges the Gap

It’s been difficult to give up regular visits with our grandchildren. With that said, I am so grateful for the technology that is bridging the gap.  Since my older grand kids no longer have school followed by activities, I actually … Continue reading

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The Write Time

“I find out more and more every day how important it is for people to share their memories.” – Fred Rogers It seems like the right time to share this quote. Now, when we are all sheltering-in-place. Now, when we … Continue reading

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Six Simple Steps to Writing a Poem

In keeping with National Poetry Month, I’d like a few simple steps to help you and/or your kids get started writing poems. Review:                                    … Continue reading

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Are you up for the challenge?

If I was in front of a class of students today, I’d open my lesson with this question. “Do you know what we celebrate during April?” In April, we celebrate National Poetry Month. Of course, poetry means different things to … Continue reading

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A Mom’s Lament

With so many moms sheltering-in-place with their families, I thought I’d share this list poem a wrote a while back…  A Mom’s Lament Dirty dishes in the sink.                          … Continue reading

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Spread Joy

Today, I opened my eyes to sun streaming in the window. I hope the same is true where you are. Sunshine is synonymous with hope, with joy. As we shelter-in-place, aren’t we all grasping for a bit of hope and … Continue reading

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Viewing…Make it a literacy skill

Hi, Everyone. Hope you are staying well and managing to turn the negatives of sheltering-in-place into positives for your family. Often, when we think of literacy skills, we forget that viewing is one of them. In this time of isolation, … Continue reading

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Simple Suggestions

The unthinkable happened over the past few weeks. The coronavirus shut down schools across the United States and other countries around the world. Although some  are offering distance learning, it’s clear that these school shut-downs will have a profound effect … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Crisis: Support & Suggestions

Welcome back, Parents, Teachers and Friends… It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on Nurturing Literacy. As I’m sure you understand, life really can get in the way. However, in light of the current crisis all of us are … Continue reading

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Summer Read-Aloud Challenge Begins

Welcome to July and welcome to the Summer Read-Aloud Challenge. Hope your had a chance  to consider what your individual challenge will look like. At a minimum, try to read aloud to your kids at least once a week. Naturally, … Continue reading

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