Reader Leader Nov 2013: New No-Cost Reading and Math Resources for Educators
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   A Resource By and For Educators November 2013   
Enjoy No-Cost Common Core Language Arts Resources

Core-Ready CampaignThirteen children's book illustrators have created their interpretations of Scholastic's "Read Every Day, Lead a Better Life" global literacy campaign as part of a free downloadable collection of art, videos, and Common Core-ready supplemental resources for young readers.

Learn more about The Art of Read Every Day >>

Make It Work with Math@Work
Bring our new Math@Work series into your classroom to connect math concepts to cool jobs. Tune in as Diane von Fürstenberg and Project Runway's Tim Gunn give three aspiring student designers and your class an exclusive look into the fashion industry, highlighting the mathematics along the way. Paired with the webisode are downloadable Common Core lesson plans to help you make it work in the classroom.

Watch the premiere webisode and inspire your students >>

The Home and School Connection:
Eight Ways to Foster Wild (Lifelong) Reading Habits
Lifelong Reading Habits
Research proves that avid, lifelong - aka "wild" - readers have an academic and social edge over those who read less often. Donalyn Miller, author of the new release Reading in the Wild, looks at eight ways to foster wild reading habits at home that align with effective independent reading programs at school.

Share Donalyn's ideas about how parents can encourage students to read at home >>

Easy Steps to Forging a Relationship with Your Public Library

As school budgets tighten and librarians become more scarce, partnerships between schools and public libraries are necessary to ensure students have access to books in their homes. Educator and literacy blogger Alyson Beecher shares ways to cultivate relationships between schools and libraries. Relationship with your libraray

Here's how you can ensure everybody - especially students - wins >>

Congratulations to NAESP's 2013
National Distinguished Principals

Raising Readers
In late October, more than 50 elementary and middle-school principals were honored at NAESP's National Distinguished Principals Program in Washington, D.C. for setting high standards for instruction, student achievement, character, and climate for the students, families, and staffs in their learning communities.

Click here to see the 2013 winners >>

Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Compared with 2010, more girls are connecting through technology five to seven days a week.

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

Copy and Share Resources
  Download no-cost Read Every Day campaign resources: a poster by illustrator Harry Bliss, discussion guides (K-2, 3-5), a video interview with the author and an author read-aloud, and a recommended reading list.
  Download the free Book Fairs app
  Download the no-cost Storia® eReading app and five free books
  Biotechnology: Back from the dead. A lesson plan, feature article and persuasive writing prompt for middle-schoolers
  Common Core for teachers: Find the answers you need
  Graphical illiteracy: Tips for teaching with maps, timelines, and flowcharts
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