Our Blog

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.


Infinite Fiction and Series

By:  
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

By:  
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

By:  
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.


Subscribe to Blog via Email


Filter Blogs By