TeenTober: A Teacher’s Toolkit for Promoting Reading Culture

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“The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.” Mark Twain Autumn leaves begin to fall on the East Coast of the United States in October, and a hint of crispness fills the air—the perfect time to grab a cozy spot to read and celebrate the month-long, nationwide literacy … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Book Lovers Day

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As we approach Book Lovers Day, an occasion to celebrate our shared passion for literature, it’s the perfect time to ignite the love for books in our students. In this digital age, where distractions are aplenty, let’s take this opportunity to unplug and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Here are five ideas on … read more »


Students and Nonfiction: A Winning Combination!

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Nonfiction reading has something for everyone! Even your most reluctant readers will find a nonfiction book about a topic they are interested in. Reading nonfiction can help students learn about and make connections to their world and history, think critically about topics, learn new vocabulary, increase comprehension, motivate further reading about their own interests, and … read more »


Celebrating Juneteenth in the Classroom: Commemorating Freedom and Celebrating Resilience

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Juneteenth has never been a celebration of victory or an acceptance of the way things are. It’s a celebration of progress. It’s an affirmation that despite the most painful parts of our history, change is possible—and there is still so much work to do. Barack Obama As educators, you have the honor of imparting knowledge … read more »


Get Ahead of Summer Reading!

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It’s that time of the year! Time to think about summer reading and helping our students stave off the summer slide. Students that don’t read during the summer stand to lose between 25–30% of their school-year learning. Reading over the summer encourages lifelong reading, helps children improve and maintain reading skills, increases children’s knowledge base, … read more »