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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

The Impact of Reading Plus on Student Achievement

Alexandra Spichtig, Ph.D. | Oct 20, 2016 at 06:00 AM
We've always relied on research to guide us toward the best ways to help students become better readers.  In fact, the museum in our office displays equipment used in our research and reading... Read More

Council on Great City Schools

Joel Brown | Oct 18, 2016 at 06:00 AM
This week Reading Plus is attending the annual conference of The Council of Great City Schools. We’ll be meeting with, and learning from, passionate and exceptional educators who represent 68... Read More

The Three Domains of Reading

Mark Taylor | Sep 15, 2016 at 02:20 PM
 ...the gateway to knowledge, insight, and joy That’s how David Pearson, our colleague and former chairman of the International Literacy Association’s Literacy Research Panel, describes reading... Read More

Four Key Steps to a Successful School Year with Reading Plus

Eric Bauer | Aug 31, 2016 at 06:00 AM
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Each August, the Reading Plus Customer Service team buzzes with renewed excitement and energy as we prepare to welcome back teachers, students, and... Read More

The Power of Choice

Randi Bender | May 19, 2016 at 04:30 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... Read More

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