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Quick Reference Guide - NEW from ASCD!
By now we all know the term "science of reading." But can we understand the easy-to-say concept at a deeper level? And most importantly, can we apply that understanding to teach students to read write and spell? The answer is, yes!. I was tickled when ASCD asked me to write Applying the Science of Reading for them and I'm excited by how this quick reference product turned out. For busy teachers, it efficiently and effectively breaks down insights from neuroscience research and suggests 27 related activities for every classroom. You're hearing about it hear, first, as the 8.5" x 11" three-panel laminated foldout guide (6 pages) is currently at the pre-order stage. Visit the ASCD web site and type science of reading into the search bar. The first item to pop up is my new guide - you can preorder one today!
Beautiful, New Nonfiction Books to Inspire Readers!
I'm thrilled to announce the upcoming release of Reptile Adventure, my first crop of published children's books since the pandemic! The six-book series, designed with reluctant readers in mind, features gripping graphics and fascinating facts about amazing, beautiful and sometimes deadly reptiles, such as Gila monsters, alligators, crocodiles, and Komodo dragons. Published by Black Rabbit Books, you'll be able to find the entire set of books (or individual titles) at blackrabbitbooks.com/collections/bolt, as well at big name book suppliers like Barnes & Noble and Amazon.