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high-interest reading: the skylanders book series
May 26, 2013 9 comments

high-interest reading: the skylanders book series

    My boy loves his Skylanders. So much so that if given the chance, his recipe for a life of pure happiness would be: Skylanders + soccer + more ...

how to help your child remember what he reads
May 20, 2013 2 comments

how to help your child remember what he reads

Some children are able to easily read the words on a page but cannot remember a lick of what they read. Believe it. Whole paragraphs, pages, chapters can sometimes decoded–words ...

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading
May 5, 2013 5 comments

5 ways to get your kids psyched for summer reading

Believe it—summer is around the corner.  Woo-hoo! Around the corner!  As in like just a few weeks away!  It’s May! Pools open in May. Weather warms in May.  Swim team ...

nursery rhymes old and new: listening, learning and comparing
April 24, 2013 6 comments

nursery rhymes old and new: listening, learning and comparing

We’re on a crazy nursery rhyme kick over here. But instead of sticking to our more modern nursery rhyme poems and calling it a day, we branched out a bit ...

nursery rhymes: powerful poems for fluency and more
April 21, 2013 3 comments

nursery rhymes: powerful poems for fluency and more

April is National Poetry Month! Did you know that? It is, and it’s not too late to jump in on the celebration! We have been doing little things over here ...

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers
March 17, 2013 1 comment

5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers

It’s here. My first eBook on reading and literacy and all that stuff I really, really love. And I’m totally psyched. 5 min reading tricks for raising rockstar readers. There ...

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more
March 8, 2013 8 comments

raising girls who rock the world: books, motivation, and more

Raising kids–kids who are strong and confident and smart and happy and kind–is a job that I take very seriously. But I especially think that raising girls who are strong ...

st. patrick's day fun fact lunchbox notes: and non-fiction reading
March 4, 2013 7 comments

st. patrick’s day fun fact lunchbox notes: and non-fiction reading

It’s almost St. Patrick’s Day– a holiday that my family loves to ring in with rainbows, scavenger hunts, and lots of silly little- leprechaun fun. But we also love to ...

read across america day EVERY day of the year
March 1, 2013 1 comment

read across america day EVERY day of the year

It’s Read Across America Day!  Only something that everyone’s been talking about for days and days and days and days now, but don’t worry if you’re already in your pj’s ...

why I don't love dr. seuss: but 3 reasons I should
February 26, 2013 63 comments

why I don’t love dr. seuss: but 3 reasons I should

Confession: I don’t love Dr. Seuss. I don’t, and I haven’t, and I won’t. So there. I said it. Only a few people know my true Dr. Seuss feelings because, ...

read across america week: resources GALORE!
February 25, 2013 1 comment

read across america week: resources GALORE!

One of the reading and literacy world’s biggest months is just around the corner, so we’re kicking it off with a fantabulous twitter event–and we want you to join us! ...