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Wednesday, September 28, 2011


This year our school is looking at the effects of reading aloud on student achievement. So I will be having my students do some reading (and getting read too) in the art room. Last fall I read a book called the "Read Aloud Handbook." There are studies referenced in the book that prove that children who are read too score better on standardized tests. So I asked my classes, "how many of you are read to at home?" Some of my kindergartner's raised their hands, none of my 5th graders did. So This year we getting the message out that reading to kids is fun and good for them. The more you read, the more you know, the more you know, the more you grow. So you will see lots of my lessons are inspired by Children's literature this year.