Category Archives: Independent Reading

ONLINE LEARNING: FREE Independent Reading Access for ALL!

Although most schools are now closed for the summer, it is not too late to reach out to your students and tell them about Libby.  If you’ve never heard of it, Libby is a FREE app that enables people to … Continue reading

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Independent Reading and Summer Reading RESOURCES

As summer draws near, you might be thinking about assigning summer reading or planning for a more rigorous independent reading program at your school next year, or you might be looking forward to YOUR OWN summer reading. Here are some … Continue reading

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Another Helpful Reading Resource: Smithsonian TweenTribune

If you are looking for more resources to support nonfiction reading, The Smithsonian TweenTribune is a FREE online educational service offered by the Smithsonian for use by K-12 grade teachers and students. TTribune consists of daily news sites for kids, … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENT READING: 180 Different Ways to Respond

Recently my friend Barbara Daniels, who is an excellent poet, generously sent along an incredibly helpful list of 180 activities for students to choose from while working on independent reading. Here are the first five: What’s in a Name?   With … Continue reading

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Helping Students to Fall in Love with Books: THOUGHTS ON INDEPENDENT READING

It’s a known fact that people don’t become better at something unless they actually DO it.  This is as true about reading as it is about anything else, and it sounds really obvious, but the truth is that few schools … Continue reading

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