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Dr. Joanne Meier

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.

February 13, 2007

Thanks to everyone who commented online and offline to me about our kindergarten decision. It's comforting to know that other parents struggle with a similar decision. More >

February 13, 2007

The International Reading Association published their 11th Annual "What's Hot" survey . More >

February 5, 2007

Did you know that families of children with learning disabilities may be eligible for some valuable tax benefits? There are also tax benefits for families of children with ADHD or other physical, mental, or emotional impairments. More >

January 30, 2007

A new report came out today, authored by reading expert Louisa Moats. In it, Moats takes a hard look at reading programs that market themselves as ones based on Scientifically Based Reading Research (SBRR). More >

January 24, 2007

I read something interesting at the Edge of the Forest about leveled book systems in elementary classrooms. A small snip from the thoughtful piece: In the name of "just right" books, we may be sacrificing real reading experiences that will last a lifetime. More >

January 18, 2007

I knew it was coming — re-enrollment time at preschool. Top of the form, first question: Will your child be going to kindergarten next year? Our answer: UGH!! We can't decide! More >

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