Category Archives: learning to read

The Making of a Reader, part 2: Comics

I just finished a wonderful class on Comics: Advising Adult and Young Readers. During the past year, beginning with a Media Literacy class, I’ve thought about comics much more. Plus, my own life circumstances have led me to give them … Continue reading

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Board books for beginning readers

My youngest son, age 5, always gravitates toward the board books in the children’s section of the library. I think it is because of the upright bins they are housed in — the wooden bins are the perfect height for … Continue reading

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Elephant and Piggie are the BEST!

Amidst the slew of awards announced last week, I was thrilled to see Mo Willems’ Are You Ready to Play Outside? named the Geisel Award winner (given for the most distinguished book for early readers.) One of a series of … Continue reading

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The Making of a Reader, part 1

How do children learn to read? I know there are many books written on this subject, and many opinions, but my comments are going to focus just on how I’ve experienced this process with my own children. One is a … Continue reading

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