The Joy of Reading Together by Holly Niner

Great post about “The Joy of Reading Together…”

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The swing hung from the branch of a willow tree split in two by lightening. It was my quiet place. Under its shade I observed the world, contemplated life and read more books than I can count. The books came from a wonderful city library with circular stair cases and a heady book-smell, a school library with a librarian that knew her students, and as gifts from my parents. In those days of five TV channels and no air conditioning, being outside with a book was the best way to spend a summer day.

That still-remembered school librarian, Miss Moruski, suggested a friend and I pick our books together so we could trade mid-week or we would run out of books to read. She told my mother she didn’t know what to do because she thought I’d read all the books in the library. There are books in every room…

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The Key to Summer Reading? Invest in Children’s Reading Lives All Year — Nerdy Book Club

It’s easier to maintain my reading life in the summer. Scorching Texas days provide excuses to lie under the ceiling fan and read all afternoon. Occasionally, I stay up all night binge reading—burning through epic historicals or fantasies in one sitting. I travel quite a bit during the summer, and books keep me company. […] via [...]

Underground Reading!

Are you an urban commuter in New York state?  Do you use the subway?  Would free eBooks while riding the subway interest you?  This idea is pure genius!!  Its provided by NYC public libraries, New York State, MTA, and Transit Wireless.  Read the New York Times article for all the details below: Underground Reading Check [...]

One Book + One School = One Reading Community by Karyn Lewis

Beautiful article…igniting an interest in Reading!:)

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As a school librarian I gush over books, I hug books, I smell new books, and I treasure all the stories that come into my life. I became a librarian to share with my students the joy that books bring me. So after 3 years as the librarian in an affluent elementary school, I was saddened as I felt the love of reading was dying in my school community. Parents would say all the right things, teachers encouraged reading at home and at school, students visited the library on a regular basis, and yet something was missing. I knew I needed to find a way to fan the flame and ignite a LOVE of reading once again. Through Twitter I heard of an idea called One Book One School where librarians would share a book with an entire school, and I felt this was the perfect program to get my…

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So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

We own too many books. I’ve confessed this before, and it surprises no one. Don and I spend too much time sorting, culling, dusting, moving, and shelving books. Without constant maintenance, our bo… Source: So Many Books, So Little Time: Tips for Reading Strategically by Donalyn Miller

A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Book clubs. As educators, we love them – but for student participants, they can be intimidating. Some students aren’t strong readers; others don’t like talking in front of groups; some reader… Source: A New Kind of Book Club by Sarah FitzHenry

Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

According to Common Sense Media, children spend an average of six hours a day with media while teenagers spend an average of nine hours a day with media. With screen time at an all time high, it is… Source: Top Ten Picture Books to Use to Teach Digital Literacy by Erin Marone

Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott

Social Emotional Learning is one of the current buzzwords in education. Helping children acquire the skills needed to recognize their feelings and the feelings of others, and then learn to control … Source: Ten Great Read Alouds to Promote Social Emotional Learning by Louise Prescott