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Connecting Kids with Books They’ll Love

Everyone is a different kind of reader. What kind of readers are you and your kids?

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Try These Terrific Tongue Twisters

It’s not International Tongue Twister Day until November 12, but it’s never too soon to practice!

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Kids in Space! How to Explore Space Without Leaving Home

Want to go to space? Not on an astronaut track? This doesn’t mean space is unreachable! Armed with little more than a computer and imagination, there are still ways we can travel among the stars.

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How to Get Kids to Read

In many homes and schools, it’s an ongoing question. How do we convince kids to read more? How do we give them the opportunity to fall in love with reading? What can we do to support positive reading habits? What books will break down walls, build up confidence, spark curiosity, and set the path for […]

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Election Special: What Can We Learn from Historical Campaign Speeches?

Are your kids keeping track of the presidential primaries? The first primary votes were cast this week, even though in a way, it feels like the campaigns have been going on for a long time. But hey, that’s more opportunity to learn!

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What’s the Difference Between Weather and Climate?

Here in New England, we’re cold. Really cold. It’s winter, which means many nights dip below zero and those digits take a while to crawl back up when the sun does finally come up. Some years, it’s cold enough for school to be delayed opening, for ski areas to miss out on business, and for […]

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Breathe Deeply: Relaxation Techniques for the Classroom

School days are busy days—there’s lots to fit into those 7 to 8 hours you have with your students! Don’t forget to remind your kids to take time to breathe.

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Reading Goals in the Classroom

One thing I love to do in the first week (well, month) of a fresh new year (or decade!) is to set a reading goal for the next 52 weeks. Some years my goals are simple: read 60 books during the year. Some years, they’re more complicated: read 20 current nonfiction books, 10 novels in […]

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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Mobius Strip?

To get to the same side! A strip of paper connected into a half loop is one of the most intriguing shapes you’ll ever encounter! For such a seemingly simple shape, it has some amazing qualities. For example, it has only one side. What?! How is that possible?

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We Need Diverse NONFICTION Books

If you’ve been paying any attention to the publishing business for the past several years, you’ll know that publishers, writers, illustrators, teachers, librarians, and parents are calling (and answering the call) for more diversity in the books we give to our children.

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