Month: October 2015
30 Second Book Reviews: Diva & Flea by Mo Willems
30 Second Book Reviews: Scaredy Squirrel Makes a Friend by Mélanie Watt
30 Second Book Reviews: The Gumazing Gum Girl by Rhode Montijo
The Power of a Read Aloud by Peggy Alfano
Great post about the importance of reading aloud to our older students.
If I were a superhero, then books would be my faithful sidekick. Books have proven to be loyal companions of insight and inspiration and I carry one with me wherever I go. One of the reasons I became a teacher was my love for reading and my desire to ignite that passion in others. Then came the hard work of navigating through the many reasons why some children struggle with reading and finding workable solutions. Teachers have many resources and strategies, but developing skills takes time.
Encouraging and incenting children to read for at least twenty minutes each day is a proven way to increase and enrich vocabulary. As children move past third grade they are reading to learn, rather than learning to read. Comprehension skills become vital across the curriculum. The daily read aloud is one way to strengthen both vocabulary and comprehension skills in all children, regardless of…
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30 Second Book Reviews: More Scaredy Squirrel
Kiki can’t get enough of Mélanie Watt’s Scaredy Squirrel books. Here are two more 30 Second Book Reviews. Enjoy!
30 Second Book Reviews: Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Halloween by Melanie Watt
30 Second Book Reviews: The Popularity Papers
Kai’s first 30 Second Book Review: The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow
30 Second Book Reviews: Owl Diaries
Here’s Kiki’s first 30 Second Book Review: Owl Diaries by Rebecca Elliott
Introducing 30 Second Book Reviews!
Check out our new 30 Second Book Review of Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson!