Posted in May 2012

“One Crazy Summer”: Great Summer Reading

As the school year winds down, teachers are preparing the SUMMER READING LIST. Parents and teachers both know about the research that addresses the “summer slide.”  It’s real.  The good news is that a routine of reading during the summer can prevent that slide. It’s important to choose appropropriate books that the kiddos will embrace. Here’s one … Continue reading

Cinnamon Baby: A Delicious Read

Have I mentioned that I love using picture books to jumpstart lessons with my reluctant sixth grade readers? At first, they grumble and they mumble but then they sit oh so quietly….I would like to use the books just for fun read alouds but with savvy middle schoolers, I need an excuse. So I use … Continue reading

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