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Sarah Collinge

Creating the Perfect Reading Nook for Kids

Encouraging children to foster a love of books and reading at an early age is an excellent way to set them up for their future. However, getting our children to want to read is a task much easier said than done. Creating a comfortable, quiet and unique space for your kids to read can be the perfect way for them to fall in love with the world of literature. That’s why we’ve reached out to the experts from Sacramento to Philadelphia to provide you with some ideas for creating the perfect reading space for your children. So sit back, and check out these imaginative reading nook ideas to help your child foster a lifelong love of books and learning.

The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Teaching

The Read Side by Side Reading Program, a curriculum for teaching reading in grades 3-6, is designed...

What Is Assessment?

  At the roots, an assessment is an inference about a child’s progress based on the collected...

5 Solutions for Providing Books to Families During School Closures

Printable books, online articles, e-books, and audio books are wonderful resources to support...

Reducing the COVID-Slide by Looking at Summer Slide Research

Learning loss during COVID closures have caused many to wonder, “Will students fall behind in...

Questions About Copyright During COVID-19

As teachers move from the classroom to the cloud, I am fielding a lot of questions related to...

Teaching Online: Paring Back Instruction & Limiting Technology

Publishers, organizations, and non-profits have provided a wealth of materials, links, software,...

On-Line School During COVID-19: 4 Things I Learned

My daughters’ school district launched online learning last week, only to be shut down by the state...

Mature Topics and Books in the Program

Are you reviewing the student books in the Read Side by Side Reading Program? All texts in the...

Nonfiction and the C. I. A. Approach: 3 Things I've Learned

Everyone has that genre that they avoid.  For most of my life, it was the genre nonfiction.  Maybe...

5 Tips for Making Running Records Work in Your Classroom

For years I have used running records in my classroom, both formally and informally.  These...

The Pull of The Chapter Book

How does a child know that he or she has become a good reader? When you talk to children about...

Tips for Better Book Club Discussions

How do you get your students to talk during book club discussions? Sarah Collinge, author of the C....

Setting Up the Classroom Library

Setting up the classroom library can be a daunting process. How do you organize books? Do you focus...

Using Turn and Talk Stems Across the Globe

Earlier this month, Bethany and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Macau near Hong Kong to...

Reading Test Prep: 6 Things You Are Already Doing

 This is the time of year when teachers start to feel anxious about reading test prep for the...

The Joy of Summer Reading

I love summer for SO many reasons, but maybe the best part of summer for my kids and I is SUMMER...