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May 01 2011

The consequences of getting caught reading

Goodbye, April showers – hello May flowers! Spring is finally here, and along with the sunny days and nicer weather come some of our favorite author’s birthdays! In honor of May being Get Caught Reading Month, here are some quotes to share with your students about the power of reading – and the possibilities books…

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Apr 01 2011

Celebrate national poetry month!

April is National Poetry Month, and it’s time to celebrate! Introduce your students to poetry; We’re sure they’ll think it’s great. Create a sonnet, read some rhymes, or teach your class to write haiku. These are our favorite poetry books – We hope you’ll enjoy them too! Early Readers: My Hippo Has Hiccups by Karen…

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Mar 02 2011

Inspiring readers through illustrations

As one of our favorite author/illustrators will soon tell you:  for a reluctant or struggling reader, learning to enjoy illustrations may be the motivation they need to pick up a book and discover the delight of reading. Understanding how artwork can compliment a story and help bring imagination to life may inspire future illustrators to…

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Feb 01 2011

We <3 Reading!

It’s that time of year – heart-shaped candy boxes are lining the shelves, roses are in high demand, and love is in the air. At Scholastic Book Clubs, we are celebrating the season by sharing the books that helped us fall in love – with reading! Everyone has those books – the ones with broken…

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Jan 04 2011

Top Reads for the New Year

Welcome back, teachers! We hope you had a wholly restful and rejuvenating vacation. Now it’s a new year, and you know what that means—new books! We wanted to share with you some of the books that we’re most excited about this January. Here are eleven great reads to curl up with in 2011! Picture Books…

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Dec 01 2010

(Reading at) Home for the Holidays

Well, it’s finally December! For months now, you’ve been working hard to keep your students active, engaged, excited. You’ve put books in their hands, urged them to read about science, history, math. You’ve gotten them to enjoy silly stories and classic novels. And now, vacation hits. For a week, or a few days, what your…

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Nov 09 2010

Why read every day?

We asked, and you answered! As promised, we created this flyer based on your amazingly insightful responses. Share it with your class and make photocopies for your students to take home. Please feel free to continue to share your thoughts—on the importance of reading at home and how you are using this flyer in your…

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Oct 01 2010

Read every day — help create a national flyer

You know what reading every day can do for your students and so do we—but what about your students’ parents? Do they understand? The statistics make it clear. Reading at least 20 minutes a day can change the course of a child’s life and make things that might never have been possible—possible. But statistics and…

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Sep 01 2010

The Memories You Make

Some of Scholastic Book Clubs’ favorite children’s authors talk about their teacher memories. We here at Scholastic Book Clubs have known for a long time that teaching is the hardest job in the world. So, we take our collective hats off to you for saying yes to that challenge. And though we’re sure the prospect…

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