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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?

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.

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