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Posted in News on January 8, 2019 at 6:00 am
You can help a child improve their reading skills & gain confidence as a reader. We’re looking for volunteers for our Reading Buddy Program at local elementary schools, which starts the week of February 4. The Reading Buddy Program pairs volunteers, as mentors, with elementary school students. A reading buddy is a volunteer who loves […]
Tags: adults, children, kids, literacy, parents, reading, reading buddy, reading comprehension, teachers, volunteer
Posted in Explore and Discover on November 27, 2018 at 6:00 am
By Melissa Rhoades One specific morning in fourth grade still stands out in my memory. I arrived early to class, sat at my desk, and opened a novel I was midway through. I don’t remember now what book it was, but I do remember becoming completely engrossed, sinking into the world on the page. Which […]
Tags: authors, books, close reading, deep reading, diverse books, fiction, health, nonfiction, parents, patience, print books, reading, reading comprehension, reading diversely, reading resolutions, slow, slow reading, teens, tweens
Posted in Explore and Discover, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 16, 2016 at 6:00 am
By Gwendolyn Haley Something magical happens when families read books together and then talk about the big ideas they encounter. Reading is always fun, but talking about books and ideas helps us learn about the world and one another in a whole new way. Prime Time Family Reading from Humanities Washington taps into that magic […]
Tags: book discussion, booklists, books, cleverness, courage, developing readers, dreams, fairness, family, greed, kids, reading, reading comprehension, reading together, themes, young learners