Thursday, May 19, 2016

Climate Changing, continuing

Photos showing animals and plants and how they will be impacted by climate change. Photos and sidebars are clear and engaging:

Climate change and animals/plants

Remember, these photos are only the beginning. To enhance reading, get questions going from the child, then let him (or you) read the description posted, along with further research. Reading is all about gaining knowledge -- sometimes just for the fun of it.

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Action-Packed Reading

Anthony Horowitz's Alex Rider Collection is a great read for students who want thrills while reading. Fifteen year old Alex, an orphan in England, is brought into the government spy service, M16, and he runs into constant, nail-biting situations as he goes after bad guys, near and far.  There are 10 novels an 5 graphic novels.

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Monday, May 9, 2016


     Here's an interesting half-hour video on deserts -- life on them for animals and plants, life on them for human animals.

        The Desert

     Remember, to just let a young person watch a video is only the beginning of enhancing his/her reading skills. Discussion must occur afterwards (if not during), and follow-up -- either by searching for additional articles on the web or books in the library -- is what makes reading to the child a natural process.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Reactivating Blog

This blog has been on hiatus for some time. Now it's back -- at last.

It's focus now will be much more on reading education, although if other topics appear (esp in the news), I may deviate.

Specific interest of this site is to help parents and teachers to motivate children and young adults to read -- for life, for learning, for fun. 

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