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National Reading Month: It's Time to Pay Attention
Olympic Gold-Medalist, Author, Philanthropist and Mother
With National Reading Month now upon us, it's a terrific time for us adults to pay attention to some crucial statistics -- nearly half of our kindergartners start school unprepared, for example -- and take up a challenge to read to our young children for just 20 minutes a day.
States Take Steps To Promote Elementary School Reading Proficiency
A Parent's Part in Motivating Independent Reading
Elementary Principal, Author, National Presenter
Independent reading is a key factor in reading success. But what exactly does independent reading mean? Independent reading is when a child is reading for pleasure at his/her comfort level.
Winning the War on Terror One Child at a Time
Co-Founder of No One Left Behind; Fellow at the Truman Project...
Literacy is not only the path to social mobility in Afghanistan and numerous other countries, it is also the only truly effective long term weapon we have against ilk like the Taliban and al Qaeda.
Maryland Elementary School Nixes Homework
Why Storytime Matters
Television commentator and host
Whether a child is drawn to tales of medieval wizards or stories about the simple lives of everyday children -- storytime encapsulates the way books can channel the young imagination into intellectual growth.
Marilynne Robinson: 'When I Was A Child I Read Books'
Have You Hugged a Book Today?
All things considered, I deem my children's journey as emerging readers to have been nothing short of remarkable, and I can't help but feel indebted to those who've helped cultivate their enduring love of books -- during this National Reading Month of March, and always.
8 Unusual (But Really Great) Children's Books For February
Mother, writer, lawyer
I'm a sucker for good packaging, and with the books I like, you often can judge a book by its cover. But in case you're still searching, I want to help.
What Can I Do If My Child Hates Reading?
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Why Being Banned Is A Privilege
Author, The Patron Saint of Butterflies
When I received the news that my first novel had been officially banned, I clapped my hands together once, as if catching a fly, and shouted. Being banned in this country is an honor.
How Dogs Are Helping Kids Read [VIDEO]
How Johnny (and Janie) Can Learn to Read
It is vital for reading specialists to be up to date on the latest research to know the best way to teach young learners how to become fluent readers.
An Adult in a Child's World
Author, When You Were Mine, The Edge of Falling, Famous in Love
I once thought I had to give up children's books to be an adult, that I had to shelve them in order to become the writer I wanted to be. But it is in these books that we find the secret to writing.
A Suggestion For Michelle Obama
I have a suggestion for our First Lady. She should consider starting a book club for young readers.
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