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

Celebrating All Things Library: A Booklights Reprise

One of my favorite places in the whole world is the library. They are just treasure troves of great information and enthusiastic readers.  And while I think we should celebrate libraries every day, we have one week each year where we raise a national cheer for our libraries and all of the librarians who connect us with book. National Library Week starts T-O-D-A-Y, and  Cville’s own John Grisham is the Honorary Chair. I’ll be back later this week with a personal story about my dream to be a librarian, but today, our contribution to the celebration is a reprint of a Booklights post I did in 2009. There is one note I would add … you might also see if … Read more

Children’s Literacy and Reading News – Mid-October

Here is the most recent news about children’s literacy and reading, as collected by Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page) and Terry Doherty (the Reading Tub). Items in the roundup include events, reports and studies, and videos related to reading or learning to read. Read more