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Celebrate Read Across CA w/ Some of Our Favs

Opinions Are Like Belly Buttons... ...everybody has one. That said; here are some of our opinions on what you shouldn’t miss when choosing a FREE story to read this weekend! Yes, all "Webtime Stories" are FREE all weekend long in celebration of Read Across...

Celebrate Read Across California!

Did you know that Be There Bedtime Stories is based in California? Did you know that California just passed a statewide resolution to celebrate the entire month of March as Read Across CA Month? Did you know that the kickoff on March 2nd is in conjunction with Read...

Reach Out and Read

Reach Out and Read Reach Out and Read is an evidence based nonprofit organization promoting early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide. They've got 28,000 doctors, nurses and medical providers raising awareness on the programs developed...

Early Readers

Recently I read that the National Association for the Education of Young Children presented a report that two thirds of kindergarten teachers say that students are coming to school without the basics of knowing letters among other concepts....

Do You Hear Voices?

Well, hopefully you hear just one and it is while you are reading.  While we read as adults, we hear ourselves reading aloud, inside of our heads.  This is something I never really thought about or talked about before it came up in a graduate class last year.  It is...

The Reading Race

Recently I have come across an interesting by product of reading instruction in our schools and it has given me some new perspectives.  This year I have given a reading assessment to about 50 middle school students over the past couple months.  This involves...

A Case for Repeated Readings

Many young children who are being read to, prefer to read the same book over and over again.  If you are not living this out right now, you most likely remember how you were on your umpteenth reading of George and Martha, (or something of the like) and you would give...

Go Check Them Out!

I thought I would sing the praises of my local libraries again. Libraries provide our children with so many different choices that build motivation to read. I would dare any child to walk into a library and NOT want to walk out with a book. IMPOSSIBLE, I tell you!...

Books that Educate

Sometimes there is nothing better than reading for fun. Good ol’ fluffy reading. For my girls that would be Junie B. Jones or Ramona books. They can easily identify with and connect to the character and we have some good laughs together with these books. There are...

Easy Does It!

Here is a question for you. What level of text is best for students to read for getting better at reading? Here are your choices: text that is challenging, text that is comfortable and easy, or text that is somewhere in between. The answer is comfortable, easy text....

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