The Reading Journey

“Everyone is a reader…Some just haven’t found their best route yet.” – unknown During a recent reading association meeting I was met with some interesting reading statistics:  “Reading scientists” predict that 95% of students can be taught to read accurately and fluently.  If this is true, how do we help our struggling readers in their journey to becoming successful …Continue reading


“Again!” He pushes the book back into my hands. “Again, Ms. Sylvan, AGAIN!” We’ve read this one four times already today. “We’ve read this one so many times! Would you like to pick a different one this time?” “NO! THIS ONE! AGAIN!” Again. This one. Nothing else will do.     If you work with …Continue reading

The Release Teaches

From the desk of Alice… It’s graduation season which always makes me reflective.  This year my oldest child graduates high school and one of my nieces graduated college recently so I am currently immersed in conversations about announcements, ceremonies and celebrations.   And please bear with me…in honor of Mother’s Day, I am going to wear …Continue reading