The Effects of Reading Just 20 Minutes a Day

“Read 20 minutes a day.” It’s a common homework assignment that often gets overlooked. With all of the other papers to do, lack of time, and a limited attention span, many parents tend to skip this critical assignment and do not enforce the importance of reading.   Does 20 minutes a day seem so long now? Look at the impact …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Honorable Mentions 2016

Here is the final installment of our Summer 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations! We hope you have enjoyed our lists! Up to this point, all of our posts highlighted different books featured on the Scholastic 2016 Summer Reading Booklist. Each of our posts also included a book for non-readers all the way through young adults, focused on a different theme. Did …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Just Released 2016

We hope you have been enjoying our Remarkable Reading Recommendations for Summer 2016! It’s hard to believe that we’re almost done. Just two more lists to go! Here is our next installment. All of our posts have highlighted different books featured on the Scholastic 2016 Summer Reading Booklist. Each of our posts has focused on a different theme and has …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Non-Fiction 2016

Happy Fourth of July, readers! We hope you are enjoying our Remarkable Reading Recommendations for Summer 2016! Here is our fourth installment. All of our posts will highlight different books featured on the Scholastic 2016 Summer Reading Booklist. Each of our posts will focus on a different theme and will include a book for non-readers all the way through young …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Series 2016

Welcome back, readers! We hope you are enjoying our Remarkable Reading Recommendations for Summer 2016! Here is our third installment. All of our posts will highlight different books featured on the Scholastic 2016 Summer Reading Booklist. Each of our posts will focus on a different theme and will include a book for non-readers all the way through young adults. Did …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Throwback 2016

Welcome back, readers! Here is the second installment of our Summer 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations! All of our posts will highlight different books featured on the Scholastic 2016 Summer Reading Booklist. Each of our posts will focus on a different theme and will include a book for non-readers all the way through young adults. Did you miss our Fiction booklist? …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations — Fiction 2016

Welcome, readers, to the first installment of our Summer 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations! I can’t believe it’s been a whole year since we started this series. Personally, it’s my favorite time of the blogging year. With so many new books being released every year, I find that this is a terrific way to expose readers to new books. Old classics …

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Remarkable Reading Recommendations 2016 — Kick-Off!

It’s June, which means it’s time for summer reading! While many teachers still prefer to assign specific books for summer reading, some teachers let their students choose their own books. There are also students who can’t get enough of reading and want to read more books over vacation! So, how do you help your student decide what to read? Certainly, …

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Summer Motivation Series | Reading & Writing Activities

Welcome to the second part of our series on summer motivation. You may recall from our last post that research from the National Summer Learning Association indicates that students could lose up to two months of math knowledge over the summer. Other subjects, including reading and writing, are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which …

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Book of the Month — June 2016 (National Pet Adoption Month)

Welcome back, readers! It’s time for our “Book of the Month”! It’s June, which means we will soon be kicking off our 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations — several lists of wonderful books for readers of all ages. Our posts will start later this month. Be sure to subscribe to our blog so you won’t miss these great stories! Now, without …

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