Reading Standards for Literature K-5

Reads and understands age/grade appropriate informational text, using a variety of skills to connect ideas, use evidence, and analyze text.

Strong Girls Read Strong Books

By Renita Schmidt, Ph.D., Associate Professor, and Amanda Haertling Thein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Iowa College of Education

The authors explain how they go about selecting texts for their afterschool reading club that helps girls grow into strong women through reading books featuring strong female protagonists. They also highlight key practices they have found useful in reading and responding to those texts.