Poetry in Play!

    Experts in literacy and child development have discovered that if children know eight nursery rhymes by heart by the time they’re four years old, they’re usually among the best readers by the time they’re eight. – Mem Fox, Reading Magic, 2001 Poetry …
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    The Joy of Reading Aloud

    “The shortest distance between two people is a story.”             Throughout the school year, I offer various book club opportunities to our students. It is a time when I get to celebrate reading good books with the girls in a …
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    Why Phonics Matters

    Why Phonics Matters  Thirty-five years ago, when I began teaching, phonics reigned supreme as the preeminent way to teach children to read. Isolating letters and sounds was the way I was taught to read, so that’s the way I began …
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