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Creating a Literacy Rich Classroom Environment

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Literacy 101: Creating a Literacy Rich Classroom Environment   Believe it or not, the new school year is just around the corner--which means it's time to think about classroom set-up that maximizes student outcomes. With that in mind, here are a few tips for creating a literacy rich classroom, adaptable to different grade levels:   1)      Put print everywhere.  Reinforce crucial literacy skills with a print-heavy environment-not always easy to find in a society that preferences visual imagery.   Establish that environment with books, written signs, alphabets, word boards, posted name labels, and posters that feature written messages or slogans. Words, words, words--words should be everywhere.   2)      Stock your classroom library.  Research suggests that a well-stocked classroom library contains at least four books for every pupil, and should include a regular infusion of  new titles .   Budget constraints may make this goal challenging. But teachers can f

Reading Solutions for Struggling and Reluctant Readers

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One of the keys to helping struggling and reluctant readers is to provide them with books they can and want to read. Supportive formatting is critical to capture their interest. A compelling storyline, straightforward plot development, interesting characters, visual support, and simple sentence structure are essential elements. It’s particularly important for reluctant readers to care what happens to the character and in what way struggles are resolved in the story. Encourage reluctant readers with books from the following Perma-Bound book collections that provide readable and convincing text specific to a sense of the readers’ interests and needs. High/Low Books for Reluctant Readers Our Graphic Novels catalog provides titles in graphic novel format to the K-12 curriculum market. CLUB Read is a program designed to help students foster and nurture a love for reading. Expand students’ horizons with sci fi and fantasy! STEAM Education in the Classroom Reluctant/Struggling Reade