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Author Jonathan Roth and cover of his book Beep and Bob

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The Artist and the Insect

Author-illustrator and public-school art teacher Jonathan Roth (who created the space-themed graphic novel series Rover and Speck and Beep and Bob) shares some special memories and ideas for helping readers find beauty in bugs and connect with nature through art.

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Does a 4-Day Week Mean Lower Reading Scores?

While research does not show that the 4-day week results in lower reading scores, that may indicate that we’re not careful enough in our use of instructional time — providing a substantial amount of the kinds of word, fluency, comprehension, and writing instruction that results in learning.

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Buzzing with Summer Learning Fun

Award-winning author and beekeeper Meghan P. Browne shares buzzworthy ideas and resources to help families to learn about insects! Her book The Bees of Notre-Dame takes you on a journey of resilience to Paris to learn about the bees who lived atop Notre-Dame and survived the fire that destroyed part of the cathedral in 2019. 

Fluency: Post-Test

Shanahan on Literacy

Choral Reading: Good Idea or Not?

Choral reading gives students practice in reading texts aloud, but individual feedback is tough to provide. Integrate other fluency strategies — such as paired reading — that give you more opportunity to observe and respond to each student.

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Brilli-ant Bugs

Philip Bunting’s delightfully playful and thoughtful nonfiction picture book, The Wonderful Wisdom of Ants, encourages kids to think twice about the six-legged scuttlers we know as ants.

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