Often, we have school leaders approaching us for ideas on school-wide efforts to promote reading in schools. Perhaps you’ve had similar concerns. Do the teachers in your school get time to read for leisure? Have you ever wondered if it’s important for children to see adults around them read? If these are questions that have risen in your mind as well, allow us to share an idea that seems to have worked wonders across the world.
It’s an amazingly simple idea known as DEAR – Drop Everything and Read.
THE Obama administration is planning some big changes to how we measure the success or failure of schools and how we apportion federal money based on those assessments. It’s great that the administration is trying to undertake reforms, but if we want to make sure all children learn, we will need to overhaul the curriculum [...]
An interesting article on keeping age ranges off books and how such classifications are harmful to children’s enjoyment of reading. It appeared in the Guardian.
An interesting and inspiring article that was sent to me by one of our board members about an initiative to reach books to impoverished primary schools in Zambia through a mobile library called the Book Bus. I especially love the name. The mobile library has always been such a cool idea to get the children [...]
Submitted to Education Week, November 26, 2008
What the Reading First Final Report Tells Us: Smith and Goodman Were Right All Along
According to the recent Reading First Final Report, children in Reading First did better than comparisons on a test of decoding in grade one, but did not do better on reading comprehension tests in grades [...]