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50 ABC Books for Young Learners

50 ABC Books for Young Learners

Books that focus on the alphabet not only help to reinforce a child’s understanding of the ABCs, but they also help to foster a love for books and reading.  With so many alphabet books out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start.  The 50 books below are perfect additions to any young
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260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

260 Read Aloud Books for Kids and Teachers

Looking for a great read aloud for your class?  We asked our Facebook friends what they are currently reading and compiled a list of their answers for you.  The grade level the book is being read to, if mentioned in the original comment on Facebook, is included in parentheses after the author’s name.


How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

How to Create An Effective Classroom Library for Early Childhood Students by Marissa Kiepert Truong, Ph.D.

by Marissa Kiepert Troung, Ph.D., Guest Blogger A classroom library plays a key role in helping early childhood students to make the transition from emergent readers to independent readers. Simply stated, it is a designated area of the classroom where children can interact with a variety of printed materials with the goal of expanding or
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Raising a Truly Literate Reader: Tips for Parents and Teachers

Raising a Truly Literate Reader:  Tips for Parents and Teachers

by Erin Klein, Guest Columnist If you search online for the definition of the word literacy, you will find many different variations. Some sources define literacy as the ability to use basic sources of reading, such as street signs and warning labels. Other sources define it as the simple ability to read and write. These are very
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Awesome Author: Kevin Henkes

Awesome Author:  Kevin Henkes

While pre-school and elementary teachers may be familiar with the work of awesome author Kevin Henkes, there are plenty of upper grade teachers who may never have heard of him. This author/illustrator has a story of growing up that children can easily relate to and books that immediately capture their interest and their hearts. Take
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Here’s How to Start the Year with a Smile!

Here’s How to Start the Year with a Smile!

Learning to read and write from left to right is fun with this crafty idea by Antonia, a Pre-K Teacher in Kennewick, WA. To help children remember that they should begin to read and write at the upper left-hand corner of a page, I help them create smiley nameplates.  I cut colorful poster board into
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