Reading; Rehearsal for Real Life?

It’s been months since I read Kelly Gallagher’s book, In the Best Interest of Students: Staying True to What Works in the ELA Classroom, but something he wrote there has hounded me ever since. I want students to take the wisdom they encounter in the books they are reading and apply that wisdom to the […]

Reading Kidlit Can Change Your Classroom and Your Life

There’s a lot of buzz in the education world about ways to motivate students to read, but what about enticing teachers to read more children’s literature? The life of a teacher is packed with responsibilities inside and outside the classroom, but making time to read a wide variety of children’s/teen’s books is vitally important. There […]

3 Surefire Ways to Avoid the Summer Slide

Each summer, students in poverty fall further and further behind in their reading progress during the summer break. The problem is that children from low-income neighborhoods simply don’t have access to books in the ways that kids from middle class homes do. It’s a complex issue, but it’s possible there’s a solution in as few […]