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Facilitation Guides for Working with EL Families

By:  
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

By:  
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

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?


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