Reader Leader Feb13: No-Cost Common Core Resources and Booklists
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Reader Leader
   A Resource By and For Educators February 2013   
Find Core-Ready Resources, Booklists, and More Common Core State Standards Initiative
Educators and parents are hungry for plain information about the new Common Core State Standards. How will the standards shape instruction in the coming years? Learn about Core-ready instructional materials and programs; tips for parents; sample lesson plans; nonfiction and literature booklists you won't want to miss.

Learn how your school can become Core-ready >>

Common Core State Standards Initiative All-in-One Planner Maps Out Steps
to Summer Reading Success

Best practices, how-to advice, research on the importance of summer reading, and monthly planners are just a few of the resources available in the no-cost Summer Reading Success Kit.

Find out how you can help your students avoid the summer
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Scholastic Summer Challenge Participation Helps
Washington Students Take the Summer Reading Climb

Janet shares a picture book with one of her students, many of whom are from immigrant families.
How can a principal create a reading culture in a diverse urban school using limited resources? Principal Janet Fawcett's solution: Make reading fun. The Scholastic Summer Challenge helps her achieve that goal for her 500 students.

How Janet's school ranked first in minutes read for her state - and yours can too >>

Login 4 Leaders
Login 4 Leaders Find Solutions for Reluctant Readers And Send Atta-Boys to Faculty, Families
Finding right-fit books and building up your school community - both are great sources of positive reinforcement. Author and Principal Rob Furman helps you find easy ways to cross both tasks off your to-do list.

You can help students curate books and create great ecards like Rob's >>

Powerful Practices
Powerful Practices Turn a Reading Slump
into a Reading Surge

Ever toss aside a book? Adults have reading slumps, and so do students. What you need is an ongoing plan to nip them in the bud.

Check out Donalyn Miller's and Alyson Beecher's approach to overcoming reading hurdles >>
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 Learn how the digital landscape is changing the face of literacy by downloading the latest Kids & Family Reading Report
 Help equip families for kindergarten with Kindergarten Readiness presentations English / Spanish
 Check out Rob Furman's handy Scholastic virtual resources guide
 Find great Black History Month titles
 Read about Ida B. Wells, a pioneering voice against lynching
 Invite families to your Story Laboratory Book Fair
 Strategies to use evidence-based questioning in the classroom
Reading Hero
Now   Sign up to participate in the Harry Potter Book Club
Now   Send a birthday card to Clifford the Big Red Dog
Mar 5   Participate in Decoding History: A Virtual Field Trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History hosted by author David Baldacci
Now-Mar 15   Enter the NAESP Foundation Third Annual National Children's Book of the Year Award contest
June 25
  Plan to attend a 2013 Scholastic Book Fairs Reading Summit for Educational Leaders near you
Now-June   Set and achieve reading goals for your students through READ 100,000
July 10   Kick off the 2013 NAESP Conference at the Jeans and Jerseys Fundraiser
July 11-13   Sign up now for the 2013 NAESP National Conference and Expo of the Year
Reading Hero
 University of Central Florida Reading Camps are named Scholastic Literacy Champion
 Reading Camp founder Dr. Timothy Blair describes his approach to teaching reading and empowering parents to be reading coaches
 Should the United States follow the lead of Estonia in teaching coding to first-graders?
 Get inside the mind of a bilingual learner
 eBooks vs. print: What parents need to know
 Scholastic products to help with the transition to the Common Core State Standards
 Are you up for Alyson Beecher's 2013 Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge?
 Inspire and motivate young readers using best practices from Donalyn Miller
 Take advantage of resources available through the NAESP
Have questions about the new Common Core State Standards? Kindergarten Readiness Program