Parent, Teacher Relationship

Develop a Great Relationship with Teachers by Asking These Questions

As a new school year begins, it’s necessary to develop a strong partnership with your child’s teacher. Start by asking your child’s new teacher…

Spectacular Book Series for Summer & Beyond

Everyone loves a good series.  For children, reading books in a series provides opportunities to visit familiar characters, settings, and plot structures multiple times….

Tips for Reading with your Child

3 Great Tips for Story-time with Your Toddler

Toddlers love to hear their parents read out loud. Story time combines some of your child’s favorite things: snuggling, interesting illustrations, and your voice….

Wandering Whale Sharks

4 Exceptional Non-Fiction Books

Offering students a balance of fiction and nonfiction reading experiences has always been important.  Since the publication of the Common Core State Standards, which…

The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds

Read It Again, Please! The Benefits of Repeated Read Alouds.

Any parent who owns a copy of Goodnight Moon knows that there are some books children can listen to over and over (and over!)…

First Snow by Peter McCarty

Stay Warm This Winter with Great Books

Winter break can be a great time to spend some extra time reading with the children in your life.  Cozy up together with one…

Marvelous Cornelius

Closing the Diversity Gap in Children’s Books

Here are the facts: people of color make up 37% of the U.S. population, but only 10% of children’s books published in the past…

Back to School Night

Go Beyond Back to School Night: Getting Involved in Your Child’s Classroom

During the first few weeks of the new school year, many schools host a Back to School Night so families can meet their children’s teachers and…

Fostering a Love of Words

Are You Fostering a Love of Words in Your Students?

It’s a beautiful late August day, and my family is heading down the shore for what is likely to be our last day trip…

Computer Adaptive Testing

Computer-Adaptive Testing: Advantages & Disadvantages

In part one of our blog series, we introduced Computer-Adaptive Testing (CAT) and its place in student assessment. Our conclusion will discuss the advantages…


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