Archive for October 28, 2014



The 10 Habits of Great Readers

Do you know any great readers? You probably do. You have probably seen them walking around with tethered, worn book marks hanging from their books. They clutch their books like prized, priceless possessions. Books become tickets for taking magical journeys to unforgettable places that unfold on every page.

If you know of a young reader looking to become a great reader, here’s some advise.



1. Have purpose in reading.
2. Think about what you already know as you read.
3. Make sure you understand what you read. If not, write



Prevent Bullying at Your School: Tips for Teachers and Principals

October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month.

The senseless acts of bullying continue to be an issue for students at schools. According to research, 32 percent of students reported they had experienced some form of bullying at school.

Bullying continues to be a major problem in schools because students suffer in silence and do not want to share what they are experiencing. Bullying has been linked to depression, physical health problems, mental health problems and even suicide. According to research, high-achieving black and Latino students are two groups who experience bullying more frequently



Jacqueline Woodson’s, Brown Girl Dreaming, Makes Debut

If you are a Jacqueline Woodson fan, you are in for a treat. Whether it is her lyrical poetry or her thoughtful prose that you enjoy, she has delivered another great work. Her new book, Brown Girl Dreaming debuted on August 28, 2014. In this book, she “tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.” This is a great read for middle grades, young adult readers, and adults. Her inviting story is woven together by colorful imagery and genuine characters, each with amazing stories. Be