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Four Tips to Starting A Summer Book Club in Your Neighborhood

kids-1550017_1920.jpgSummer’s in full swing, and many students are out of school, with caregivers looking for meaningful activities to keep their kids engaged through those long summer days.  Reading is a great way to do this–as ongoing reading and learning opportunities help stymie the summer slide phenomenon kids experience annually1.  Why not engage in this activity as a family or better yet as a community?  Read on for some ways you can make reading clubs fun and excite the whole family.

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“Read to Feed”

June is National Hunger Awareness Month, and while we in America undoubtedly have a hunger issue of our own, in today’s blog we are going to look at world hunger and what we can do as classroom teachers to allow our students to actively make a difference the lives of…

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Content Literacy In Science

Content Literacy in Science

When it comes to literacy,we often think of Language Arts but reading material is all around us. Last week I began discussing content literacy with a focus in math. There are many ways to infuse literacy in all subject areas to help imbed reading education throughout your daily lessons. One…

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Learning A Second Language, Part 1

When to start second language learning? Although experts have attested that introduction to a second language increases proficiency, studies suggest that the most efficient time to begin to learn a second language is anytime between first grade through middle school. Stephen Krashen, who introduces some of the most influential concepts…

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Continue Your Greatness!

Continue Your Greatness!

As part of my Good vs Great Teacher series, this week we will focus on Professional Development. ALL great teachers are teachable! Being teachable includes professional development and learning new things that help teachers become more effective. Remember our acronym from last week? GREAT stands for G oes the extra mile R…

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Content Literacy In Math

Content Literacy in Math

As educators, we are aware of the importance of proper literacy skills our students need to acquire within their time spent in our classrooms. Teachers across the entire curriculum spectrum realize that they are responsible for producing learners who possess the literacy skills needed for the 21st Century. Literacy is…

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