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Empower and End Strong: Build Pandemic Persistence

Empower and End Strong: Build Pandemic Persistence

Posted by By Leigh Ann Pernell on Nov 16th 2020

It has been a most interesting year, and most of us will be happy to see 2020 come to an end. This COVID era has tested our patience and delivered uncomfortable consequences, but it has also … read more
Summer Reading Encouragement

Summer Reading Encouragement

Jun 1st 2020

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 Reading Skills Through Genres

Nurturing Reading Skills Through Genres

Nov 15th 2019

While some readers prefer realistic fiction or graphic novels, others may prefer informational text or biography. It's always a good idea to keep in mind that there are many genres that students … read more
For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Posted by 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

Posted by 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
Nurturing the Love of Reading

Nurturing the Love of Reading

Posted by 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