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From Reluctant Reader to Voracious Reader: What Worked for Me

Turning a Reluctant Readers into a Voracious Reader

(Article first published as From Reluctant Reader to Voracious Reader on Technorati and Imagination Soup.)

Can the elimination of book store chain affect middle school literacy? Sadly, yes. The closing of Borders, according to a recent report by media and publishing forecast firm Simba Information will stunt the children’s and young adult publishing market in the U.S.as the industry adjusts to a smaller book retailing footprint. This is because, “On a whole, the children’s/YA market still depends on print books — and a complicated connection between the publisher and the increasingly hard-to-reach reader. Read more…

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4 Tips to Get Kids with ADHD to Read

How to Get ADHD Kids Reading

I didn’t know that Percy Jackson author, Rick Riordan, has a son who has ADHD and is dyslexic which is also true of Percy Jackson.  I love how Riordan made ADHD and dyslexia part of the storyline that shows the gifts that also come with ADHD and dyslexia — fast reflexes, ability to read Ancient Greek, etc. Read more…

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Partnered Reading Tutorial for Getting Reluctant Readers to Read

Shared Reading to Get Reluctant Readers Reading

This is a great blog post on Partnered Reading to encourage your reluctant reader to read from Practical Pages.  She also gives some great resources if you need further advice. Read more…

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Kids Caught in the Act … of READING!

Kids Caught Reading!

Thank you to everyone who sent in photos. I love seeing kids caught in the act of reading and hope that it inspires you to keep your kids reading this summer! I will be posting a slew of reading lists for anyone who needs inspiration while at the library. Thank you again everyone for your support for this feature! I can’t do it without you! What are your reading strategies for your kids to keep them reading? Please share! Read more…

Kids Caught in the Act … of READING!

Getting Kids Reading

This week’s cute kids Caught in the Act …  of READING! come courtesy of There’s A Book, DesignTrackMind, My Library Tweets, and reader, Nortina.  Thank you all!  If you have a picture of your child reading and would like to send it in, please email me at pragmaticmom.com (at) gmail (dot) com.  I am posting the pics in the order that I receive them, so I will post all the pictures eventually.  And I ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS need photos.  If you send them to me, this means I don’t have to stalk my neighbor’s kids for photos.  Seriously, do I do that?  Not yet, but maybe if I get desperate!  It could happen and only you can prevent it! Read more…

Kids Caught in the Act … of READING

Getting Kids Reading

Thank you for sending in photos GeekMomMama and the Boys, and There’s a Book.  I can’t do this weekly Monday feature with your help, so please keep the photos coming.  My email address is pragmaticmom.com@gmail.com. Read more…

Kids Caught in the Act … of READING

Raising Kids Who Love to Read

I hope everyone in the U.S. had a nice Thanksgiving weekend.  We spent a long weekend in Montreal and while I packed many books for myself and the children, they were barely touched with the distractions of two TVs in the room, plus a considerable amount of electronics from DSi, iPhone, iPods (two), iDog (I have no idea why my middle daughter packed that), to the portable DVD player. Read more…

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Kids Caught in the Act … of READING

Getting Kids Excited About Reading

Thank you to everyone who sent in pictures!! This week we have photos of kids reading in unusual places, reading  non-fiction, reading to siblings, reading in snugglies and the results of reading for a good cause! Read more…

New Standards in Education

New State Education Standards

Below are some key paragraphs about the new state standards.  Here is the link to The New York Times article.  Here is the link to the PDFs that spell out the new state standards.  This seems like a good thing but what are your thoughts? Read more…