Reader Leader May 2014 - Tips from the Book Whisperer
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   A Resource By and For Educators May 2014   
Classroom Libraries Work: Tips from the Book Whisperer

Mother and Child ReadingResearch shows access to well-stocked and varied classroom libraries not only improves independent reading but also improves standardized test performance. As you look toward fall, consider author Donalyn Miller's tips for improving or building your classroom library.

Tips from Donalyn >>

Books, Bagels, and Beyond: Family Engagement Strategies
Family Engagement Every day of every year, Principal Stephanie Brant sees living proof of the research that shows family engagement improves low-income students' academic performance and predicts increases in literacy achievement. Try her best practices for engaging families to ensure student success.

Engage Families >>

Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literary Success Read Write Lead

How do we create schools where all learners—students, teachers, and leaders—are joyful, are engaged in meaningful work, and are self-directed? Author Regie Routman shares her insights from her latest book, published by ASCD.

Literacy and Leadership >>

  See You in the Fall!

The next issue of the Reader Leader will be sent in late August and will feature parent engagement strategies as well as best practices in literacy, no-cost downloadable resources, and education news designed to help you continue to be your school's reader leader. Happy summer reading!

Read Every Day. Lead A Better Life.
Download no-cost The Art of Read Every Day resources: a poster by illustrator Dav Pilkey; discussion guides (K-2, 3-5); a video interview with the author; and recommended reading.
Copy and Share Resources
  Help your incoming students and families with the transition to kindergarten with the Kindergarten Readiness Program
  Six steps for text-based writing from the Vermont Writing Collaborative
  In Warm Weather drawing and writing prompt (K-2)
  The Supa Robo-Boxers Word Search (3-5)
  Exploring Author's Language worksheet (6-8)
  Identify your child's learning personality
  10 ways to motivate your child to learn
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Jun 15-18   Register to attend the 2014 Innovative Ideas Institute in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Jun 22-25   Register for the 22nd Annual Model Schools Conference
Jun 26-Jul 1   Plan to attend the American Library Association Las Vegas Annual Conference and Exhibition
Jun 24-Jul 24   Plan to attend a Reading Summit as a campus team and take independent reading best practices back to your school
Other News
  Summer reading roundtable on the summer slide
  Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens opens a Scholastic Reading Oasis
  Michael Fullan on why principals need to get messy
  How toddlers thrive: A conversation with Dr. Tovah P. Klein
  Reading unbound: The importance of reading for pleasure
  Why kids need to read what they want
  Five things to know about the DOE's new Family and Community Engagement Network
  It must be true; I read it on the Internet
  Vote for your favorite children's book to help put books into the hands of students
  How a principal can help students own, read, and love books

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