Rethink Reading

The Power of Choice

Posted by Randi Bender on May 19, 2016 4:30:00 AM

My favorite childhood memories are the weekly visits to my family's local library branch in New York City. My mom and I would go there each Friday afternoon, and she always let me decide which books we'd bring home. Walking around the children's section, I'd stand in awe of the shelves loaded with books. So many choices! Such a place of joy!

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Teacher Appreciation Day

Posted by Kelly Scannell on May 3, 2016 8:52:15 AM

Today’s the special day to show our appreciation and pile the love on all the teachers of this world. We celebrate you today because of WHY you got into teaching in the first place--to make a difference and change students’ lives.

Mrs. Mark, my 9th grade English teacher, had a tremendous impact on me. She pushed us hard and expected our best work every day. Her style was tough love mixed with a sharp wit and fun. She turned reading classics like Great Expectations, Of Mice & Men, and To Kill a Mockingbird into thinking and learning adventures for us awkward teenagers. We matured under her leadership. Ten years after I took her class, I was an 8th grade English teacher, desperately trying to channel her style and best practices.

We have the privilege of working with teachers every day. You teach us so much--the Reading Plus program keeps getting more valuable and effective for students because of your generous and candid feedback, wise counsel and excellent ideas.

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New Research Published in RRQ

Posted by Alexandra Spichtig on Apr 19, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Greetings from the Research Department at Reading Plus!

There is so much to share about all the exciting research going on in our department, but in this post I want to tell you about our latest publication in the April/May/June 2016 issue Reading Research Quarterly.

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Topics: Research

Welcome To Our New Blog!

Posted by Mark Taylor on Apr 18, 2016 9:21:09 AM

Welcome!  I’m pleased and excited to launch the new Reading Plus Rethink Reading blog.  

I know.  We’re not exactly trailblazing bloggers here. We’re late--probably by about a decade if we stop to count. But, we boldly declare, this shall not hold us back.  Actually, we believe that now, more than ever, is the right time for a Reading Plus blog.  Here’s why...

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