Archives for March 3, 2015

Wiley Announces Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do Teach kids to love reading in the digital age

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Everyone agrees that reading is important, but kids today tend to lose interest in reading before adolescence. Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do provides practical solutions for both parents and teachers looking for ways to stimulate a love of reading that lasts well into adulthood.

Written by bestselling author and psychology professor Daniel T. Willingham, this book combines evidence-based analysis with engaging, insightful recommendations for the future to get kids reading. Age-specific tips for developing the three key elements for reading enthusiasm—decoding, comprehension and motivation—are explained in depth along with information on helping kids with dyslexia.

Debunking the myths about reading education, Raising Kids Who Read will empower readers to share the joy of reading with kids from preschool through high school.

For more information and to purchase the book: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118769724.html

About the Author:

DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, is professor of psychology at the University of Virginia. His best-selling first book, Why Don’t Students Like School? (Jossey-Bass, 2009), was hailed as “brilliant analysis” by the Wall Street Journal and “a triumph” by the Washington Post, recommended by scores of education-related magazines and blogs, and translated into many languages. His most recent book, When Can You Trust the Experts? How to Tell Good Science from Bad in Education (Jossey-Bass, 2012), was named recommended reading by Nature and Scientific American, and made Choice’s list of outstanding academic titles for 2013.

About Wiley

Wiley is a global provider of knowledge and knowledge-enabled services that improve outcomes in areas of research, professional practice and education. Through the Research segment, the Company provides digital and print scientific, technical, medical, and scholarly journals, reference works, books, database services, and advertising. The Professional Development segment provides digital and print books, online assessment and training services, and test prep and certification. In Education, Wiley provides education solutions including online program management services for higher education institutions and course management tools for instructors and students, as well as print and digital content.

About Jossey-BassTM

Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, provides tools, services and publications that inform and inspire those committed to developing themselves, their organizations and their communities. Jossey-Bass’ publications feature the work of some of the world’s most respected authors in leadership, management, business, nonprofit, K-12 and Higher Education, and public health. For more information, visit josseybass.com.

Self Disclosure: No compensation was received to post. Credit: DANIEL T. WILLINGHAM, PHD, Wiley and Jossey-BassTM.

Celebrate World Read Aloud Day (3/4) with an Author over Skype

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Today is World Read Aloud Day. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people.

 

This year, Skype invites teachers to bring authors and illustrators into their classrooms through Skype in the Classroom, which connects students and teachers around the globe. Students can schedule a call with dozens of authors and illustrators who are eager to get kids excited about reading. Teachers can check out the list of fantastic authors to get started.

 

Don’t have school-aged children – or simply want to celebrate World Read Aloud Day at home? Simply set up a time for your young children to have a video call with grandmom and grandpop, or another favorite relative during which their loved one can read them a story via Skype.

 

Please visit https://education.skype.com/literacy/ to learn more.

Credit: Skype. No compensation was received to post.

Online Activities from Sid the Science Kid & Dinosaur Train!

Are you looking for fun activities for your little ones this Winter and especially on Rainy Days? These are some great ideas from Sid the Science Kid & Dinosaur Train!

Check out the PBS Kids website for some terrific activities that parents can do at home with their kids!

 

 

  • Click on this link to play fantastic Dinosaur Train games, learn about dinos in a fact-filled “Field Guide,” and join the Nature Trackers Club: http://pbskids.org/dinosaurtrain/

 

Credit: PBS Kids.