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A Few More Steps Toward a Successful Reading Experience for All

Voting ends for the Global Read Aloud 2019 in two days. In two days, they will be tallied, I will sit and ponder, feel the gravity of the decision and finally, at some point, make it official. The weight of it is sometimes paralyzing. After all, I am not just selecting a book to read… Continue reading A Few More Steps Toward a Successful Reading Experience for All

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Parents: Creating Joyful Reading Routines at Home

We sit together with a book between us carefully piecing the words together. Sometimes they come haltingly. Sometimes they flow. Learning to read is hard work, but loving to read is not, not right now, not for most of our kids. We are a household of readers, all on a separate journey. All growing, exploring… Continue reading Parents: Creating Joyful Reading Routines at Home

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Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

I originally wrote this post in 2015 and thought it needed an update, so here you are. Dear administrators, whether principal, coaches, or anyone else who supports reading education outside of the classroom. I have been pleading with teachers for a few years to please help students become passionate readers.  I have given as many ideas as I… Continue reading Be a Reader Leader – What Administrators Can Do to Promote a Reading Culture

Be the change, being a teacher, Literacy, Reading, Reading Identity

A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction

It appears that in our quest to make sure students can comprehend what they read that we have lost our common sense.  That we have started listening much more to programs, politicians, and shoddy research than the very kids who the programs are happening to.  That we have pushed the ideas of teachers aside, of… Continue reading A Call for Common Sense Reading Instruction