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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.

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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.

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