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Read Across America Resources for Educators

Read Across America Resources for Educators

Kate Cohen shares her favorite resources for Read Across America Day and encouraging literacy and reading in your classroom! Read Across America Day is celebrated on Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2 so watch the video and learn more now!

 
Promoting Literacy In Children

Promoting Literacy In Children

Have you read a good book lately? Not to yourself, but to your students.
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Promoting literacy in children must include reading to them. It is estimated that between 25 to 40 percent of American children have difficulties advancing in their studies because of reading difficulties. They lack the vocabulary, word attack skills, have a reading disability or just plain don’t read fast enough to be able to handle the material they are required to read. If our students are having trouble reading then Sustained Silent Reading isn’t going to cut it anymore. Literacy education must begin with modeling for our students a love of reading. What better way to promote early literacy than sharing a book with them?
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