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My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist

Summer is for… reading too!

Dear Parents of Children returning (or starting) school, I realize, maybe more than most, summer is a time for relaxing, recharging, rejuvenating.  For kids, it’s about being a kid. Biking, hiking, playdates, swimming, exploring, catching fireflies, and basically having fun.  As a teacher, I want your child, more than anything, to be a child. As a teacher, I also look forward to summer for those same exact reasons (yes, I’ve.. Read More

Read-Aloud Handbook – Chapter 10: A Hyper Kid’s Road to Reading

When the blogging group I work with on our Summer Book Study offered up the list of chapters to write up and I saw one titled ‘A Hyper Kid’s Road to Reading’ it was clear – I was meant to author this final chapter synopsis. If you think, much as I did, this chapter would offer generic strategies for helping hyperactive children to read, you’d be wrong… kind of.  At.. Read More

Read-Aloud Handbook – Chapter 9: Dad-What’s the Score?

Do not train boys to learning by force and harshness, but lead them by what amuses them, so that they may better discover the bent of their minds. – Plato Chapter 9 of The Read Aloud Handbook begins with this quote from Plato and it really resonated with me.  As with the rest of the book, Chapter 9, titled ‘Dad – What’s the Score?’ is full of anecdotes, quotes, and.. Read More