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Making Inferences

Tracy Donohue

Posted on: April 28, 2016

An overview of the Iowa Reading Research Center's Making Inferences graphic organizer, a tool to help children organize their thoughts and make inferences.

Infinite Fiction and Series

Andrew Frisbie

Posted on: April 26, 2016

Book series, also known as infinite fiction, are popular in literature, especially among certain genres. A librarian examines series and their appeal.

Reading Goes Beyond Books

Tracy Donohue

Posted on: April 14, 2016

In addition to reading books, children can benefit from reading texts such as letters, magazines, recipes, and even cereal boxes.

9 Tips for Helping Children Read Unfamiliar Words

Carla Coleman

Posted on: April 12, 2016

There are several ways to help a beginning reader figure out an unknown word they have encountered. Here are nine suggestions for what might be said.

7 Ways for Grandparents to Support Literacy

Tracy Donohue

Posted on: April 7, 2016

Grandparents can be involved in the reading development of their grandchildren. Explore ways for grandparents to make a difference in this way.

Supporting the Power to Choose Reading

Kate Lechtenberg

Posted on: April 4, 2016

When it comes to children making reading choices, teacher librarians are poised to help families make these decisions.