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Shanahan on Literacy

Shanahan on Literacy

Literacy expert Timothy Shanahan shares best practices for teaching reading and writing. Dr. Shanahan is an internationally recognized professor of urban education and reading researcher who has extensive experience with children in inner-city schools and children with special needs. Please visit his blog to see all of his posts.

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Little Journey on the Prairie

Little Journey on the Prairie

In this special series, children's literacy consultant Rachael Walker and her family share some things they've learned about Laura Ingalls Wilder, offer advice for travelers considering their own journey and share lots of ideas for how to bring the Little House world to life for your readers at home or in the classroom.

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Maria Salvadore

Page by Page

Reading Rockets' children's literature expert, Maria Salvadore, brings you into her world as she explores the best ways to use kids' books both inside — and outside — of the classroom.

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Dr. Joanne Meier

Sound It Out

Along with her background as a professor, researcher, writer, and teacher, Joanne Meier is a mom. Join Joanne every week as she shares her experiences raising her own young readers, and guides parents and teachers on the best practices in reading.

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Emily Stewart, M.Ed.

The Common Core Classroom

Guest blogger Emily Stewart, M.Ed., is a third grade teacher at Murch Elementary, a public school in Washington, DC. During the 2012-2013 school year, Emily will be sharing the real-world strategies, challenges, and successes of implementing ELA Common Core standards in her classroom.

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Dr. Julie Wood

Connected: Digital Literacy for Gen Z

Julie M. Wood, a former public school teacher and reading specialist, is a nationally recognized educational consultant with a special interest in digital learning tools. Join Julie in 2012 as she shares best practices in using educational technology and media in the classroom and at home.

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