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The Road to Reading

Confidence-boosting books from local authors draw crowds

Three district authors sold, signed and read from their own books recently at Ada Vista Elementary’s Scholastic book fair...

Kent ISD program ‘feeds my teacher soul’

Area teachers are taking part in a cohort model of professional development, and are returning to the classroom fired up...

Push A4, read “The Boy Next Door”

Godfrey Elementary is now home to a book vending machine, where students can earn coins for new books by exhibiting positive behavior...

And the wheels on the library go round and round

The Rockford Book Bus is a new addition to learning resources in Rockford this summer, making four stops a day in a converted school bus to bring books to children and families...

CORE vocabulary and symbols help youngsters develop language skills

The method decreases frustration, improves communication for students who may have limited language and increases language development. And all students can benefit...

The marvelous library of North Godwin

New paint, new books and new furniture transforms North Godwin’s library into a ‘merry old place’ of discovery...

Storytime for seniors? They’re all ears

March is Reading month hits the high school...

Building a community of readers

Students find that reading can be fun when everybody has the same book. And also, when there are prizes...

Taking ‘The Outsiders’ into the great outdoors

Kicking off a unit on contemporary classics, teacher Amy Marlow put together a character-based photoshoot to give kids a break from typical online work...

Partnerships, at-home literacy focuses of reading month

While 30 percent of Gladiola students continue to learn remotely, staff members are making efforts to connect families with digital and print resources. A main partner in the effort is Kent District Library...

Language arts teacher brings world of books to classroom

An extensive in-class collection and a partnership with KDL helps this teacher nurture lifelong readers...

‘Escape By Reading’ Takes On New Meaning

More than 80 students and their family members recently joined in an escape room reading challenge, doing their part to help rescue their “trapped” principals...

Have books, will deliver

To make sure virtual students still have access to books, this middle school media clerk built her own online platform for the library, created a contactless book pick-up at the school and is delivering books to students at their homes...

Turning the page toward equity

An effort to increase diversity in books in the district has resulted in an allocation of $1,500 per teacher for new titles, and a continued priority to keep shelves stocked and current...

Listening to stories: not just for elementary kids

Read-alouds are pretty much a daily standard in elementary schools. But in middle school? Not as much. SNN visited classrooms in two districts where students are all ears for them...

A boon for books

A $30,000 challenge grant from the Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation funded the new books. The foundation put up $15,000 and the district raised an additional $15,000, thanks to several anonymous donors...
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