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Maria Salvadore

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.

March 6, 2008

A recent report from Common Core indicates a significant percentage of the 17-year-olds surveyed did not have a grasp of even the basics about history and literature. More >

February 29, 2008

Is the cat (as in Cat in the Hat) coming to town near you? Three Cat-a-Vans will start their tours today to promote Read Across America, the national celebration of Dr. Seuss's March 2nd birthday. More >

February 22, 2008

A recent report released by the Center on Educational Policy reports that since No Child Left Behind was put into effect six years ago, instructional time for almost everything other than reading and math has declined significantly. More >

February 14, 2008

Today is Valentine's Day, a day of romance and thinking of others. So why am I not writing about this occasion? Well, I voted in the Presidential Primary this week. And I — as do many others — take it for granted that women can vote. More >

February 7, 2008

I'm intrigued by little-known historical figures. Why are some people remembered while others remain unknown? It seems that serendipity might sometimes play a role in bringing to the fore previously unknown people. More >

January 30, 2008

Motivating children to read is a topic of great concern for many, so when I was recently asked about it I started thinking about why I — or any adult — read (or not) and what this may teach us about the kids in our lives. More >

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