How to Read a Book

by Kwame Alexander Illustrated by Melissa Sweet How to Read a Book Reviewers suggest this picture book for ages preschool through 2nd grade; but in the hands of the right teacher, this book could enchant and motivate a classroom of 4th-graders or even older.  Poet Kwame Alexander is a Newberry Medalist, illustrator Melissa Sweet is […]

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This Beach Is Loud!

by Samantha Cotterill This Beach Is Loud! This picture book is a good tool for any child who might become overwhelmed in a new situation.  It tells the story of a little boy who is very excited to go to the beach with his father; he helps with all the preparations and talks very excitedly […]

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Literacy Craft: Sight Word Rubbing Cards (LIBRARY MAKE)

It’s no secret, reading and writing go together, but children don’t necessarily need to learn one before starting on the other. Children begin preparing for a lifetime of writing before they write their first letter – sometimes even before they speak their first words. For a child that still has a less than steady grip, […]

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Literacy Craft: Say It Fast Say It Slow (LIBRARY MAKE)

An important part of early literacy is developing your child’s phonological awareness. Combining and separating sounds is a great way to introduce reading. Here is a simple activity you can do with your child. Practice talking by separating the word card and saying the word slowly. You may sound out the letters. Then push the […]

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