Monthly Archives: January 2012

Books for Reluctant Readers

If your middle-school and high-school students are reluctant to read because they can’t find a “good” book, perhaps one of these will motivate them.  One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia (2010).  Grades 4-7.  In the summer of 1968, Delphine and her little … Continue reading

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Motivating the Reluctant Reader

Children are not born hating to read.  Preschoolers love to be read to and love to “read” their own books.  I can remember my own children when they were small poring over the same old books for half an hour … Continue reading

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Today is More Than Just Friday the 13th!

I found out that there is more going on today than Friday the 13th!  And both special days fit into how people perceive life and learning new hard things–like speed reading! Today is also “International Skeptics Day” as well as … Continue reading

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