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Forming Opinions

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: June 14, 2016

A review of an Iowa Reading Research Center tool that helps children form and express opinions about what they are reading.


6 Steps to Help Avoid Summer Reading Slide

By:  
Val Ehlers

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Research shows students often lose reading ability over the summer. Learn how to promote reading for your children to prevent summer reading slide.


Positive Reading Reinforcement

By:  
Andrew Frisbie

Posted on: May 31, 2016

To develop enthusiasm for and a habit of reading, parents and teachers need to model being a reader, read to their children or students, and encourage reading for different purposes.


Marshalltown battle of the books team

Iowa High School Battle of the Books

By:  
Sue Inhelder
Susan Fritzell

Posted on: May 16, 2016

A breakdown of the April 26, 2016 Battle of the Books competition designed to introduce Iowa high school students to award-winning literature.


Types of Fiction

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: May 11, 2016

What are the various types of fiction texts available to children, and what are some examples of each type?


Making Inferences

By:  
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.


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