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The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

The Summer Slide: Turn brain drain into brain gain

By Carol Carmichael on Apr 30th 2019

What Is Summer Slide?The summer slide refers to the loss of learning that happens to children over the course of the summer. Research shows kids can lose as much as two to three months of reading and … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 17th 2019

School is out and the reader you are raising is home for the summer. How do you keep literacy skills sharp during the break? The answer is truly quite simple: Read, read, read!The Joy of Reading Toget … read more
Ideas for Reading Buddies

Ideas for Reading Buddies

Apr 9th 2019

Partner with another class so everyone has a buddy.Plan on about 20-30 minutes (once a week if possible) to meet as Reading Buddies.Choose authors and illustrators to highlight for the buddy. For ex … read more
Tips for Raising Readers

Tips for Raising Readers

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Apr 3rd 2019

Reading is so much more than a mandatory classroom activity or mundane homework assignment. The act of reading opens the door to experiences, people, places, information, and inspiration. If we want t … read more
Summer Reading Encouragement

Summer Reading Encouragement

Mar 6th 2019

Summer break allows us to relax, recharge, and slow down. However, it can also lead to summer learning loss in children. Encouraging your child to read during summer break is one of the most effective … read more
Nurturing the Love of Reading

Nurturing the Love of Reading

By Leigh Ann Pernell on Feb 13th 2019

Reading is a gift that opens the door to language, emotion, inspiration, and knowledge. When we read for the simple joy of reading, we connect with a text in meaningful ways. We identify with characte … read more