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HOW TO DETERMINE THE READING LEVEL OF A BOOK

HOW TO DETERMINE THE READING LEVEL OF A BOOK

https://bookriot.com/2019/10/24/how-to-determine-reading-level-of-a-book

“Fountas and Pinnell, Lexile Level, Primer, Pre-primer, Beginning Reader are all terms you may have heard if you have a young reader in your house. Seriously, what does it all mean? Is there actually a way how to determine the reading level of a book? If your child can read The Cat in Hat, which is a level J in Guided Reading, can she independently tackle Diary of a Worm, which has a Lexile Level of 510L or is she ready for Keena Ford and the Second Grade Mix-Up, even though that one has a DRA of 30?

Through this post, I am going to attempt to elucidate and explain reading levels. So scroll through to find the system that your child’s teacher uses or pour yourself a large cup of coffee and sift through all of the various ways educators, librarians, and book publishers level and categorize books for young readers.”

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 28, 2019, 6:15 am Category: Uncategorized

How to Create a Customer Service Oriented Company Culture

How to Create a Customer Service Oriented Company Culture

https://www.housecallpro.com/learn/customer-service-oriented-culture/

Source: Housecall https://www.housecallpro.com/learn/customer-service-oriented-culture/

Stephen

Posted on: November 27, 2019, 6:32 am Category: Uncategorized

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

And cost is not a good reason – get a library card!

A “million word gap” for children who aren’t read to at home

That’s how many fewer words some may hear by kindergarten

https://news.osu.edu/a-million-word-gap-for-children-who-arent-read-to-at-home/

Stephen

 

Posted on: November 27, 2019, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

Four Reasons Why Libraries are Homeschooling Hotspots

Four Reasons Why Libraries are Homeschooling Hotspots

https://action.everylibrary.org/four_reasons_why_libraries_are_homeschooling_hotspots

Stephen

Posted on: November 26, 2019, 6:51 am Category: Uncategorized

For your writers workshops and clubs

For your writers workshops and clubs.

7 Great Places to Make and Find Story Starters

https://www.freetech4teachers.com/2019/11/7-great-places-to-make-and-find-story.html

Stephen

Posted on: November 26, 2019, 6:45 am Category: Uncategorized

‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing

‘Misinformation’ and ‘Disinformation’ Are Not the Same Thing

https://lifehacker.com/misinformation-and-disinformation-are-not-the-same-thin-1839290006

“Misinformation

Misinformation is “incorrect or misleading information,” according to Merriam-Webster. This is the “spin” version of a lie. Whether or not there was intent, misinformation is incorrect or inaccurate information that causes people to be misinformed.

Disinformation

Disinformation is more sinister. It’s “false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth,” Merriam-Webster says.”

Stephen

Posted on: November 25, 2019, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

US: Resources for Grantseekers (Updated CRS Report)

Resources for Grantseekers (Updated CRS Report)

“Recently, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) released an updated version of their “Resources for Grantseekers” report.

From the Document:

This report describes key sources of information on government and private funding, and outlines eligibility for federal grants. Federal grants are intended to accomplish public purposes through projects benefiting states and communities. Individuals may be eligible for other kinds of benefits or assistance, and small businesses or students may be eligible for loans.

Direct to Full Text Report (with Links to Archived Versions of Report) ||| Direct to PDF Version (17 pages)”

Stephen

Posted on: November 24, 2019, 6:56 am Category: Uncategorized