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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.

June 21, 2007

A recent commentary by Ruth Marcus in the Washington Post about the influence of reading Nancy Drew mysteries had on a generation, well, it got me thinking...

June 13, 2007

Longer, warmer, sunnier days can only mean one thing: summer's finally here! And no matter what you're doing, don't forget to bring along the books. You can even travel without leaving home.

June 7, 2007

Many children want a pet. But what pet to choose for your family? The people who live down the street from us struggled with that question. One child wanted a dog (no fenced yard), another wanted a cat (nope, Mom's allergic), and another wanted a rat (that idea was unanimously squashed).

May 31, 2007

What parent hasn't heard: Are we there yet? When will it be my birthday again? Is it almost time for...? Time — and its passage — is tough for children to grasp. But what is time? How can time be measured in ways that mean something to kids?

May 24, 2007

Have you ever had a tune stuck in your head? Advertisers spend a lot of money coming up with jingles to make their products memorable, so it's not surprising that there's a relatively new software program Tune Into Reading that has used music successfully to enhance reading skills.

May 21, 2007

I started working with a third grader at the beginning of the school year. Her parents were concerned about her reading; her teacher said that the child was not up to grade level. And it's been my pleasure to tutor Krissie. I've learned a lot. At the end of each session, I read aloud to her.


Reading intervention specialist working one-on-one with an elementary student struggling readers

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"Children are made readers on the laps of their parents." — Emilie Buchwald