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Popsicle Smiles and Sticky Pages

It’s Vacation!  Why Bother Reading? There is a ton of research that supports the importance of kids reading over the summer.  According to an article published by the New York State Department of Education (NYSDE): Summer learning loss is devastating!  Researchers have proven … Continue reading

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Reading Connection Newsletters

Johnson Elementary School’s Reading Connection Newsletter  Tips for Reading Success May Newsletter  (A summer full of books) April Newsletter  (Did you know read-alouds boost imagination?!) March Newsletter  (Book inspired play) February Newsletter   (Great reasons to visit your local library) January … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids

          Cooking with kids is fun, healthy, and a great learning experience. It is an incredibly valuable, lifelong skill, along with academic skills that involve reading, math, science, and much more. As children grow into adulthood, … Continue reading

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What level is my child’s book?

Are you curious if your child’s books is an appropriate reading level?  Use Scholastic’s Bookwizard to search for a title and determine it’s DRA level or Grade Level Equivalent.   Click the link below and search either title, author, keyword. … Continue reading

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Does the amount of “white brain matter” make a difference?

Does the amount of white brain matter in the left temporal lobe correlate to a child’s reading ability?  Check out  How Children Learn to Read from The New Yorker to learn more about the research behind white brain matter.   Kris Zides, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

“For 20 years, the National Education Association has promoted reading across the nation in a Dr. Seuss birthday celebration! It’s traditionally celebrated on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, for a simple but important reason—Dr. Seuss’s skill with rhyme and whimsical … Continue reading

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Resolve to Read!

WELCOME TO 2017 … This month our literacy blog will feature some of excellent books and resources for parents to read and utilize.  I’ve selected these particular books because I have personally gained new and very useful knowledge from each … Continue reading

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