Literacy Lalapalooza 10 – Keep Summer Fun Alive

August already?! I don’t know about you, but I’m not ready for summer fun to end! Welcome to our 10th Literacy Lalapalooza! Each month since November 2012, we have been celebrating the Reading Tub’s 10th Anniversary. Our goal is to offer simple ways to integrate literacy into everyday activities or moments, as well as some reading ideas. Each edition of the Lalapalooza  has ONE idea for literacy and reading; TWO tools or resource suggestions, and THREE book recommendations (one for each reading age). There is newsletter edition, too! So DOUBLE the creative literacy ideas and sign up today. Subscribers already got their email with a completely unique set of summer fun recommendations with a literacy twist. If you didn’t get it, don’t worry, … Read more

Make a Match: Books for a Striving Reader

In January, I wrote my first post for our Make a Match series. To be frank, it is a plea to my readers for help to find that “just right” book for the tougher bookworms-in-training. I love working with young readers because each one is unique and they all open my eyes to new ways of approaching literacy. Read-alikes are my go-to lists when parents ask for recommendations or I see a reader likes a certain genre. But sometimes, that isn’t enough. Over the years, there are readers who have stumped me. They have very specific likes, dislikes, and reading needs … and I have run out of ideas to hook them on a book. Meet Our Reader: 10-year-old boy who wants … Read more

Illustrated Chapter Books & Adventure – Bookmarks for November

Bookmarks posts spotlight the favorite titles, as read and reviewed by Reading Tub families. In November, most of the books were chapter books for transitional readers, also known as newly independent readers. Read more