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Reading Aloud to Tweens and Teens

Posted in General, Jane Kise on March 13th, 2012 by – Be the first to comment

I once got a classroom full of struggling 8th graders to finish a complicated assignment by promising to read a Dr. Seuss book to them. A high school English teacher reduced tardies to zero by beginning each class with a short chapter from a children’s book. I’ve finished conference talks with a read-aloud, and at the close there’s a contented sigh from the entire audience. We’re never too old to enjoy a read-aloud.

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“Other” Kinds of Books

Posted in Jane Kise on March 1st, 2012 by – 1 Comment

One of my colleagues is as in to great novels and epic tales as I am. Guess what her eldest son enjoys reading? Instruction manuals for building skyscrapers and airplanes! It took her a long time to realize that he wasn’t that interested in reading because their tastes were so different that he disliked just about everything she suggested!

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Jane Kise: Reading for Enjoyment is Mandatory!

Posted in Jane Kise on February 15th, 2012 by – Be the first to comment

At our house we have two natural bookworms: my son and me. The week he learned to read, we could barely tear him away from a book at his cousin’s birthday party to join in the fun. Is it any surprise he ended up an English major?

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