It’s no secret that students experience a loss of reading proficiency over summer holidays. Here are a few resources to help keep their reading skills sharp during the break.
I thought large print titles would be good for students with visual impairments or for struggling readers. I had no idea how many regular education students would enjoy them too.
After teaching high school reading intervention courses for many years, I know that starting with a novel is a mistake—it’s too long. Instead, I use urban legends.
My students needed to experience success. And they needed to see that their writing could impact a broader audience than the one held captive each day in their classroom.
"Why read when you can watch the movie?" In my eight years as an educator, no other sentiment has been quite so crushing to hear from children.
One of the best literacy teachers Jane Swire knows is her dog, Blizzard. She and Blizzard visit the local library once a week during the school year as part of a reading program.