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Booklist: Summer Fun

Booklist: Summer Fun

Summer is a time to relax a little, have some adventures, earn a little money, and, in the case of the characters in many of these titles, have a life-changing moment.

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How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read

How Parents Can Encourage Teens to Read

Reading is important and you want to make sure that your teenager grows into adulthood with all the skills he or she needs to succeed. Here are suggestions for encouraging your teens to read.

Wonderstruck: Our Interview with Brian Selznick

Wonderstruck: Our Interview with Brian Selznick

His art breathes life into imaginary characters, makes historical figures real for contemporary readers, and changes a traditional novel into a cinematic experience. Watch >

Use Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge

Use Easy Nonfiction to Build Background Knowledge

A librarian shares his strategy of using nonfiction picture books to introduce new concepts to struggling adolescent readers and build their background knowledge.

2018: Best Books for Reluctant Teen Readers

2018: Best Books for Reluctant Teen Readers

The latest and greatest fiction and nonfiction books to encourage reading among teens who dislike to read.

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Featured Strategy

Featured reading comprehension strategy

First Lines

First Lines is a strategy in which students read the beginning sentences from assigned readings and make predictions about the content of what they're about to read. This pre-reading technique helps students focus their attention on what they can tell from the first lines of a story, play, poem, or other text.
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Summer Reading: Find Your Books!

Share these booklists with the tweens and teens in your life, to kickstart a summer full of stories, learning, and conversation.

Blog: School Matters

ExtraOrdinary Districts Need Extraordinary School Leaders. How Do We Get Them?

If principals are key to school and district improvement, then how do we ensure that principals are prepared to improve schools so that all children — no matter their background — learn and succeed?
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Featured Glossary Term

Grapheme

A letter or letter combination that spells a single phoneme. In English, a grapheme may be one, two, three, or four letters, such as e, ei, igh, or eigh.
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Research & News

A new journal! Research on Diversity in Youth Literature
The Horn Book

Creating Visual Stories With Data
International Literacy Association Daily

Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need
Education Week

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