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Facilitation Guides for Working with EL Families

Sandy A. Schmitz, Ph.D.

Posted on: July 19, 2016

Information about five IRRC facilitation guides designed to inform the family members of English-learning students about web-based literacy activities.

Ignite the Love of Reading from Within

Kristina Hart

Posted on: July 12, 2016

What is it that makes children have a love of reading? What makes them hate it? Can you ever change their minds?

Forming Opinions

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

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

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

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

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?

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