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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Summer Motivation Series | Science Activities

Here is the third part of our series on summer motivation. Did you know that students could lose up to two months of math knowledge over the summer, according to the National Summer Learning Association? Other subjects are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which means teachers must spend precious time trying to re-teach material. …

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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 | Math Activities

Summer is a wonderful time for rest and relaxation, but it is also a critical time for learning. 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 spelling, are also affected. The result is students who are behind in learning, which means …

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5 Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Summer

For high school students, very little compares to the bliss of summer vacation.  After nine months of endless studying and classes, it’s time to kick back by the pool and soak in the sun. And while you should definitely take advantage of some well-deserved R&R, remember — summer can be a productive time, too. Productive does not mean “boring”.  I’m not …

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Coming Soon — 2016 Remarkable Reading Recommendations!

Books for infants through young adults Fiction, Non-Fiction, Just Released, Throwback, Series, and Honorable Mentions! Coming soon! Make sure you subscribe to our blog so you don’t miss out!   * * * 2015 Recap * * * Did you miss our 2015 Remarkable Reading Recommendations?  Catch up on last year’s lists: [ezcol_1half]Just Released Series[/ezcol_1half][ezcol_1half_end]Non-Fiction Throwback North Coast’s Best Picks[/ezcol_1half_end]   Remember …

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Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge Starts Today!

Today is the official launch of Scholastic’s 2016 Summer Reading Challenge! This free challenge is designed to promote and engage children in reading.  Students can sign up for free accounts online where they can log the minutes they have read.  (What a great way to log progress with assigned books!)  As students reach milestones, they are awarded with virtual prizes. …

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