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Using “Alternate Close” to Sell Books to Readers
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Using “Alternate Close” to Sell Books to Readers
November 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm 0
In an earlier post, Matt covered the importance of reading ladders. Once you widely utilize reading ladders and book series in your classroom library, there are simply fewer library conferences that need to take place. This is great because it means we need to spend less time pitching books during Independent Reading, and we can […]
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Reading Levels Help You Build Reading Ladders
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Reading Levels Help You Build Reading Ladders
November 21, 2015 at 8:49 pm 0
Three years ago, Rob and I were super-excited. We got a hot tip about a charity in D.C. that gives away free books. FREE BOOKS! We were so excited. We went there with tons of boxes and loaded up my trusty Honda Accord. In fact the car was so loaded, I could barely see out […]
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Build a classroom library that your kids will love
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Build a classroom library that your kids will love
November 21, 2015 at 7:15 pm 0
If you grew up like me, then your school library was split between fiction and nonfiction and organized by the Dewey Decimal System or alphabetically by author’s last name. And you never used it. Ever. Unless you were being forced to do research for a “country report.” The library smelled weird. The librarian looked weird. […]
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