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Summer Reading and Writing Opportunities

Suggestions for making literacy a priority over the summer

Importance of Summer Reading: It is critical that students read and write over the summer months to continue to grow as readers and writers.  Research indicates that many students lose an average of three months reading . . .

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Websites for book suggestions

Guys Read Created by well-known author Jon Scieszka, this website’s goal is to connect boys to books that they will love.  Don’t be fooled by the name, though.  Girls might also enjoy many of the books profiled on . . .

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Finding a Just-Right Book

Strategies for identifying if a book is just right

Reading is about more than just pronouncing words.   Reading is thinking! To grow as a reader, students need to read books that they can read with 95-98% accuracy, fluency, and comprehension .   When deciding if a . . .

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Reading Strategies

An overview of reading strategies used by proficient readers

We are learning the secrets of strategic readers.  Here are the reading strategies we are learning: 1.) Monitoring Comprehension - When readers monitor their comprehension, they keep track of their thinking while reading. . . .

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