Tools for Reading and Literacy – End of Summer Edition

Welcome to the June-July-August edition of my roundup of literacy tools and ideas. In this (normally) monthly post you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently published or a couple years old, it’s new to her and may be new to you. Enjoy! Starting off Given that Labor Day has now come and gone and the kids are back in school, it is too late to pitch Summer Writing Tips for Boys as a way to bridge the school years. Story starters (and this post has a lot of them) are helpful anytime of year and the post is worth bookmarking for just that reason! … Read more

I Can Read: A Carnival Celebrating New Readers – August 2011

Welcome to the June 2010 carnival celebrating new readers (Kindergarten through second grade). You’ll find reviews of Easy Readers and short chapter books, and ideas to help them, too. Read more

Get Ready for Summer Reading: A Booklights Reprise

Yes, Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer are almost here. Some of us are just wrapping up a school year, several (many) have weeks yet to go. Still, the holiday gets us in a summer mood, so I thought I’d pull up a post from the Booklights archives. We’re  a few days ahead of that “but now it’s June” remark in the opening, but here in the East if FEELS like June, so we’re going to roll with it. Bookworm Basics: Summer Reading originally published on Booklights 2 June 2010 Toward the end of April, the “summer reading” whispers started. But now it’s June and school is out or almost over, so today I’m shifting gears and thinking … Read more