Literacy

Put Down the Guns, Pick Up a Book

At a nonviolence rally held in East St. Louis, Illinois, several speakers talked about how gun violence has impacted them personally. One gentleman spoke about how he had been in prison for 17 years. He only knew his son through visiting rooms. His son was a promising athlete. Two weeks before the father was released […]

Easy Peasy Comprehension Builders and Boosters!

Happy Back-To-School 2019! I’m so excited for you! Just in time, sharing some of my favorite strategies, time-tested ways to build kids’ understanding when they read. Snap! These hacks work. What do ‘good’ readers do? Comprehension is the goal of all reading.  Children make sense of their world through discovery. Meeting new friends, taking trips […]

Reading Success Secrets That Make a Difference!

Raising readers is a joy forever! Our mission is sure, no matter how we get there. There’s not a pony in every yard anymore. Imagine how many kids learned to read with Dick and Jane readers, life was different in those stories, couple sight words and colorful pictures on a page, and there you go. […]

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