Tools for Reading and Literacy – October 2011

For a multitude of reasons, the Reading Tools Roundup has shifted to periodic publication rather than a monthly column. I will stick with this schedule for the foreseeable future. Welcome to the October edition of the Tools for Reading and Literacy. This is a periodic annex to the Literacy and Reading News Roundup, a collaborative effort  with Jen Robinson (Jen Robinson’s Book Page), Carol Rasco (Rasco from RIF), and me. I couldn’t do this Tools Roundup without the significant contributions – and incredible research skills – of Susan Stephenson of The Book Chook blog! In each issue you will find links to articles, websites, and online tools that facilitate the processes of reading and learning. Whether the information is recently … Read more

Reading and Math 4: Football and Finances

Welcome to the fourth installment of Reading &  Math, our periodic series that goes beyond books to look at literacy more broadly. Our goal is to offer ways that you can use books, reading, and other resources to helping kids of all ages be successful now and over the long term. As I mentioned in our previous post about books and money, we have created a web version of the Financial Literacy Reading List with the books Cady recommends. The list will be continually updated, and we’d love to include your suggestions, so please leave a comment! Fall means football, and if you’ve been around any schools lately, you’ll see students of all ages wearing the jerseys of their favorite players.  What makes those … Read more

Reading & Math 3: Books and Money – Blending Both in Daily Life

Welcome to the third installment of Reading &  Math. We created the series to look at literacy more broadly and to offer ways to use books, reading, and other resources as tools to helping kids of all ages. We have timed this post to give you time to prepare for National Money Night Talk, an event designed to start the conversation about finances with your kids. This year’s event is scheduled for September 16. We have also created a web version of the Financial Literacy Reading List with the books Cady recommends. The list will be continually updated, and we’d love to include your suggestions, so please leave a comment! When I started working on this project, it began as … Read more