Callie Feyen marshalls Gwendolyn Brooks, the Incredible Hulk and Red Riding Hood in this reflection on teaching, imagination, wisdom and poetry in the varied parts of ourselves.
How can writing a poem about the five senses improve a bad day? Author Callie Feyen shows us how, with the help of a first-grade friend.
This week author Callie Feyen reads the picture book ‘David Gets In Trouble’ and invites us to focus on end words. Do they make a mini-poem?
A little chocolate, a little curious monkey business, an inventive teacher and suddenly a young reader is making sweet strides with the tricky words.
What mysteries do you notice throughout your day? Join author Callie Feyen as she attempts to help a young writer turn those mysteries into a prompt for poetry.
Join author Callie Feyen as she hunts for spring with a group of second graders. Then get your own senses kindled and respond with a poem!
From teaching to sharing treasured books with her grandchildren, Mary Van Denend finds libraries — and love — at the heart of literacy.
Early readers Molly and Joe want to help a child learn to read. Learn fun facts about mandolins and take a spin writing a limerick, along with this fun reading activity coloring page.
Join us for today’s Children’s Book Club discussion of Kate DiCamillo’s The Tale of Despereaux, and shine some light through story.
Bethany Rohde and her children take their reading nook into the outdoors for a new light on their reading time together.
Do you ever read aloud to friends and family, or even to a pet? Sharon A. Gibbs does and gives you 5 great reasons you should, too.
Great tips for teaching reading—from librarians, teachers, and literacy specialists—plus professional picks of 10 terrific alphabet books.
“A is for Azure,” written by L.L. Barkat and illustrated by Donna Falcone, is a book about color, the alphabet, and literacy. It’s also full of childlike wonder.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your June pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her June goodreads.
Reading to our grandsons has taught us that the “social time” of reading is just as important as the reading itself — reading tells them they matter.
Come learn the secrets of being a wild reader. Or just share your May pages. Megan Willome leads the way, with her May goodreads.
Bethany Rohde starts a literacy conversation with her children that doesn’t go quite as planned. And maybe that’s a good thing.
Helping a child learn to read doesn’t require jumping from an airplane. Donna Falcone says you can start with the simple act of play—and other surprising ways.
How a doll named Bobbie who loved being a builder helped a classroom of preschoolers understand themselves and develop compassion.
As a preteen, a reading challenge at school brought Bethany Rohde into a new world of reading unfamiliar titles and finding new worlds.