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   A Resource By and For Educators October 2013   
Donalyn Miller Looks at Lifelong Readers
in Natural Habitat in Latest Release


Donalyn Miller Donalyn Miller"We give a lot of lip service to the idea that we're creating lifelong readers in the classroom, but we aren't being intentional about it," says Donalyn Miller, author of the soon-to-debut Reading in the Wild.

What Donalyn's research shows us about creating lifelong readers >>



New Book Fairs App Makes
Finding the Perfect Book a Snap
Book Fair App

Finding the perfect book at the appropriate reading level can be overwhelming for many parents. The new Book Fairs app is designed to provide parents with valuable details on books, including appropriate age, grade and reading levels, to help guide them in finding the "right fit" book.

Learn how this free app can help parents find captivating books at just the right reading level >>

Raising Readers: How - and Why - to Get Started In the Classroom and at Home
Raising Readers
Seventy percent: That's the amount of time students spend at home. Educators strive constantly to repair the disconnect between parents and schools, recognizing that partnership is crucial if we expect children to succeed. Here's how to do it and why it matters so much.

Tips for parents and critical research for educators >>

Past Winners Inspire Kids Are Authors Winners

Perseverance paid off for the fiction and nonfiction winners of the 2013 Kids Are Authors™ competition, both of whom used previous winning entries - including some of their own - to inspire their current students to see themselves as authors as well. Their secret weapon: classroom libraries.

Raising Readers

'I've seen the power of saying, "Your older brother wrote this book'" >>

Students Nearly Double Reading
in 2013 Summer Reading Challenge


Students Doubled Record

Kids representing all 50 U.S. states and 30 countries read and logged 176,438,473 minutes as part of the 2013 Scholastic Summer Challenge, a free program designed to keep students reading throughout the summer months. Some of the remarkable results: Non-readers became readers, and a rural school with only 96 students managed to rank in the Top 20.

'We've seen it ignite a love for reading in kids' >>

Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Eighty percent of kids who read ebooks still read books for fun primarily in print.

Learn more in the latest Kids & Family Reading Report >>

 
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