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RETHINK READING BLOG

Finding A New Time and Place for Literacy

Tony Ferro | May 24, 2017 at 07:30 PM
I’ve been lucky enough to work with educators - teachers and administrators - for close to 12 years. I love my job. I’m inspired every time I see the impact these dedicated professionals make on... Read More

Orange Page Turners Reading Challenge

Rachel Ring | May 2, 2017 at 02:00 PM
At a recent NJ Devils game, wild cheers erupted when the Jumbotron flashed, "We would like to welcome 450 students from Orange, NJ, as we celebrate their academic achievements through the Reading... Read More

Impact on Student Achievement: SBAC

John Ferrara | Apr 28, 2017 at 09:08 AM
One of the more ubiquitous and debated aspects of K-12 public education over the last 20 years has been the increased use of student assessments. Although the goal of using multiple measures to... Read More

Celebrating 1 Million Readers

Mark Taylor | Apr 25, 2017 at 02:30 PM
This past year Reading Plus reached 1 million students. We’re pleased—even thrilled.   It’s an accomplishment that represents the hard work of so many people. Teachers, students, principals,... Read More

"People learn in different ways and different times”

Amalia Lopez | Feb 28, 2017 at 10:00 PM
To understand the critical impact Reading Plus is having in Lindsay Unified, one only need to ask Jon, an 8th grader at Jefferson Learning Community. “When I started in Reading Plus as a 7th... Read More

An 11 Year Old Confronts a Lack of Diversity in Reading

Bethany Sadler-Jasmin | Jan 17, 2017 at 02:00 PM
It’s not every day you see an 11-year-old with as much spark, charisma, and commitment as a seasoned, professional public speaker give a talk to a room full of people. Read More

Transforming Reluctant Readers into Avid Readers

Jeffrey Pascoe, Ph.D. | Dec 20, 2016 at 07:00 AM
Some students embrace reading. These avid readers are likely to find reasons to open a book on a daily basis. They read millions of words each year, their vocabularies expand, their reading... Read More

Motivation?  There’s an App For That!

Karen Feller | Dec 15, 2016 at 07:00 AM
I recently ran my first 5K. Why, you may ask, am I telling you this? Fair question. See, I had always loved the idea of being a runner. The fantasy: I’m stretching in my driveway, then casually... Read More

Reading/Writing Connection

Kerry Mescallado | Dec 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM
“Nobody but a reader ever became a writer.” ~ Richard Peck   When I was teaching writing at a local community college in New York, I would assign readings to my students. I made a conscious... Read More

Cognitive Domain: Tips For Building Lifelong Readers

Randi Bender | Nov 30, 2016 at 06:00 AM
Ask the right questions. "It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.” ~ Eugene Ionesco   Students spend the first four years of school learning to read. They should spend the rest of... Read More

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