Author Archives: Rita K.

About Rita K.

Veteran educator and Certified Reading specialist, Freelance writer

Book Club Anyone?

Hi, Everyone. Sorry I’ve been inactive over the last few weeks. Sometimes, life simply gets in the way. I’m hoping you are enjoying your summer in spite of Covid. This virus is like watching a scary movie. Just when you … Continue reading

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Did You Know?

  Let’s keep talking and learning about reading aloud and it’s importance. After writing Tuesday’s blog, I decided to search out some recent statistics. Some were encouraging and others thought provoking. Although I’m not a “numbers girl”, I find statistics … Continue reading

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The Secret Ingredients of a Successful Read Aloud

Sometimes, life hits you hard and it’s all you can do to get through the day (or week, as in this case). My beloved brother-in-law passed on June 6th. He fought through a multitude of health problems over the last … Continue reading

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Words & Music to Lift Your Spirit

For several years, I’ve been a member of Ambler Station Singers. This beautiful group of people meet on Wednesday evenings from September through June to practice for their two major concerts at Christmas and at the end of the season. … Continue reading

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Raise a Reader

Hi, Friends. Today, I’m excited to offer this guest post from a Andrea Denish, author of a newly published picture book. Andrea has put together some terrific ideas and resources, especially for younger readers. As a special treat, Andrea has … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out – Free Summer Reading Program

In my last blog post, I promised to explain the details of a summer reading plan I’ve designed to keep kids reading. In my opinion, summer reading programs should be enjoyable and simple. Hopefully, this plan meets that criteria. Basically, … Continue reading

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Keep Kids Reading This Summer

Teachers around the world are presenting their last round of lessons and packing up classrooms that haven’t seen students in months. One of the strangest school years in history is ending and Summer is almost here. No doubt, most teachers … Continue reading

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Everyone Loves A Parade

Often parades are associated with the summer season. The approach of Memorial Day made me think about the small towns across the country that will be canceling their traditional parade. Recently, a talented author from my writing group published her … Continue reading

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Short Text for the Long Haul

Reading is to the mind, what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison It seems discussions about supporting and motivating readers, especially youngsters that struggle or resist reading, often focus solely on books. Adults sometimes lose sight of the … Continue reading

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How to Help Your Child Hate Reading

Well-meaning parents and other adults sometimes inadvertently engage in behaviors that develop a negative attitude towards reading in children. As both a teacher and a mom, I’ve witnessed all of these behaviors, enough that I feel compelled to share them. … Continue reading

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