Tag Archives: March is Reading Month

The four simple steps to reading

These four simple things can help babies learn to talk and children learn to read!  Sing. Singing helps your young child develop an awareness of different sounds. Songs introduce new words. Sing nursery rhymes, silly made-up songs or songs on the radio. Your child loves to hear your voice. Just sing! Say. Your child learns […]

Three ways to build authentic reading communities with tweens and teens

When we talk about sharing in a reading community, what images come to mind? Chances are you picture small children either gathered on a colorful classroom rug or cuddled up with a picture book and a grown-up before bedtime. But what happens when those little ones get bigger? Decades of research have shown us that […]

Choice, Voice and Connectedness: How the Global Read Aloud Can Change Your Teaching (and the World)

We know that all students are searching for the why – the reason for the learning they are engaging in on a daily basis. Yet, as educators, we often find it challenging to articulate “why”, especially during the age of accountability, standardized tests and education legislation. The Global Read Aloud is one way teachers can […]

Tips for reading with your child

Before March is Reading Month comes to an end, Oakland Schools wanted to provide parents a few tips for reading to your child(ren).  Build “book look” times into your child’s daily routine, such as after a meal or just before nap or bed. Children come to quickly cherish these special times with their grown-ups. Look […]

Oakland Schools finds happily-ever after in canceled event

March is Reading Month is celebrated in classrooms across Oakland County districts. It promotes early childhood reading and aids in the Michigan Department of Education’s goal of every student reading proficiently by the end of third grade. However, anyone who has witnessed a child excitedly receiving a new book for the first time knows there […]