Reader Leader Jan 2014: World Read Aloud Day No-Cost Resources
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   A Resource By and For Educators January 2014   
Hooking Kids on Reading Starts with Picking the Right Lure

Get Them HookedThe only inspiration avid readers may need is enough light to read by. Not so with reluctant readers. Author and Principal Rob Furman shares effective ways to get even the most reluctant readers hooked on reading.

Get them hooked >>

Florida Teen Shares the Power of Just 1 Book

Book Mobile

Four years ago, a book-loving Florida girl launched a nonprofit that has since put more than 200,000 books into the hands of needy children. And to think it all started with a single book drive.

'This can be done anywhere' >>

The American Dream: Slipping Away?
Economic inequality is real and growing. It can place low-income and high-income children on separate trajectories throughout school. Susan B. Neuman sheds light on what you can do in this article from Educational Leadership. © 2013 by ASCD. Reprinted with permission. Learn more about Educational Leadership at

Ways to level the field >>

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day
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Save the date! LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day is March 5. Get more information and receive free resources to help you prepare for the big day.

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Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Download no-cost The Art of Read Every Day resources: a poster by illustrator Henry Cole; discussion guides (K-2, 3-5); a video interview and read-aloud by the author; and recommended reading.
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  The Spotlit Collection: Teachers, librarians, and book professionals choose 50 favorite titles for kids from preschool to middle school.
  Printables for first and second grades: a reading skills practice test, a noun hunt worksheet, and a word search
  Printables for third through fifth grades: a finish-the-story exercise, proofreading practice, and a review of homophones
  Printables for sixth through eighth grades: word questioning vocabulary, exploring author's language, and editing marks
  Peruse the Library of Congress' digital collection
Feb. 3-5   Register now for the 2014 National Title I Conference
Mar. 5   Celebrate World Read Aloud Day
Mar. 15-17   Attend the 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Los Angeles
May 9-12   International Reading Association 59th Annual Conference
Jun 22-25   Register for the 21st Annual Model Schools Conference
Jun 26-Jul 1   Sign up for the American Library Association Las Vegas Annual Conference and Exhibition
July 10-12   Register to attend the 2014 NAESP Annual Conference
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