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Friday, March 29, 2013

TOOLBOX: Reading Nursery Rhymes

Toddlers, school-aged, and older youth can
all gain from hearing nursery rhymes.
  Language & vocabulary enrichment go hand-in-hand with the fun!
The link
(above) suggests how to make nursery rhymes work for all.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

National Poetry Month Draws Near

To celebrate National Poetry Month all during April,
we can sign-up to have daily prose delivered by
E-Mail.  Active this service via the link above.
Discover more at

 Let's not forget Kenn Nesbitt's rich collection of rhyme
and resources while celebrating National Poetry Month
Sign-up and he'll deliver poems to your inbox and or his monthly
newsletter.  Visit has site for games, a rhyming dictionary, and so much more.

"Too much of a good thing is wonderful."  ~Mae West

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Do This-- Not That

Want him to be successful?
Vocabulary development is essential for
developing a youngster's ability to communicate. 
Learn 10 strategies (above) to help make it happen.

Learn more at Eye on Education:

We can follow Eye On Education via Face Book, Twitter, and YouTube

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

TOOLBOX: Listening to Reading

Kathy Cassidy offers great sites to share stories with your kids!
The link above has her favorites---a fantastic resource for us all.

We can follow her on YouTube or on Twitter @kathycassidy

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Fact Vs Fiction Reading

 Teaching nonfiction reading skills just got moved to "the head of the class"......

The Common Core's focus is preparing pupils for college and career, both of which require a reservoir of knowledge about the natural, physical, and social world around them.  Informational texts have just what's necessary to do that in a child's "reading world." 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

Official site of Dr. Seuss & the Cat in the Hat games, printable activities & more!

Put on Your Game Face: SIGHT WORDS

Improve reading fluency while having fun? 
It's easy if you start playing games and give children lots of practice. 
We recommend kindergarteners learn SIGHT WORDS as soon as possible. 

Why?  It helps readers  transition into longer passages of text.