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reading tips and more: scholastic raise a reader blog
April 15, 2013 1 comment

reading tips and more: scholastic raise a reader blog

It’s been an incredibly exciting 2013 so far, with all of the awesome going on over at we teach and the sweet redesign over here at teach mama. But another ...

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 ...

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! ...

learning during read-alouds: critical thinking, new literacies
May 14, 2012 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: critical thinking, new literacies

    I read an extremely interesting article this week that has really left me thinking about how I read with my children. It left me thinking about my expectations ...

learning during read-alouds: what IS reading?
March 22, 2012 5 comments

learning during read-alouds: what IS reading?

So. . . what IS reading? Is it the ability to read a single word on a page? Is it the ability to read every single word on a page? ...

10 tips for read-aloud learning
March 6, 2012 18 comments

10 tips for read-aloud learning

Hip, hip HOORAY! This week has a little gem of a day hiding inside — World Read Aloud Day! March 7th is World Read Aloud Day, and I stand firmly ...

learning during read-alouds: non-fiction that WORKS
December 12, 2011 9 comments

learning during read-alouds: non-fiction that WORKS

The first few times Owen had media at school this year, he came home with the most random books. His first book was an Arthur book that we already have ...

learning during read-alouds: print referencing
October 3, 2011 14 comments

learning during read-alouds: print referencing

    Some days, it takes every ounce of energy in my being to keep my tired eyes open during the time I’m reading books with Maddy, Owen, and Cora. ...

magazine hunt: reading and rockin' it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)
September 30, 2011 77 comments

magazine hunt: reading and rockin’ it (& highlights magazine giveaway!)

This New For Us Friday I’m sharing a new-for-Cora activity and a new-for-us event: the fab, super-fun magazine hunt and Highlight’s State of the Kid Survey, which involved a press ...