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Super Series! Elementary Edition

Series are a great way to introduce listening. Students can try a bunch of different stories, genres, or narrators until they find a story that gets them hooked. Once they find a story they like,…

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Share the Love

Valentine's Day is around the corner! What better way to share your love of listening and reading than with a Valentine? Whether you're encouraging your students, colleagues, sports team, or even…

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Fresh Decade, Fresh Dedication

We hope that you've all enjoyed a restful and rejuvenating holiday season with your loved ones. In speaking with many of you, we've been hearing about your renewed dedication to your listening and…

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Inspire Creativity

**This is a guest post, written by Jenny Holt.

A survey by NASA of 1,600 children found that 98% of 4-5 year olds could actually be classified as “creative geniuses.” However by the time the…

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Ready for Takeoff: Listening for Literacy

We know teens and tweens can be tough crowds to please. This week, we'll hear about one California junior high school and how their teacher librarian not only got her students interested in…

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How We Listen: Winter Edition

Each week, we chat with you - and get to hear about all the ways you're listening and encouraging your students to listen their way to literacy. In this week's post, we're sharing some of those…

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We Go Together: A Conversation About Pairing

Amidst all the other listening activities and ideas, pairing audiobooks with print books is a teaching technique we don't get to talk about much, here on the blog. However, as we'll hear from…

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“I Want a Good Book”: Helping Students Choose the Right Book

**Editor's Note: This post was written by Darcy Pattison, from Mims House, a publisher whose books are now available on Tales2go. This is an excerpted repost. Read more at Mims House.

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Reengaging Reluctant Readers

First impressions matter, and unfortunately, many students' first encounters with reading are not the best. Teachers have to be creative to reintroduce these readers to the task and strike a…

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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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