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“Miles on the Page”

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I play the ukulele.  The more I play the better I get and this is true of any activity and it is especially true of reading.  Noted reading expert, Richard Allington, refers to this as “miles on the page.”  There are many years of research and many studies that confirm the relationship between volume of… Read more

Reading Month at George Long Elementary

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Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and in all the nooks. ~Dr. Seuss March is reading month and we celebrate it partly in homage to the late, great Dr. Seuss who wrote 46 children’s books in his lifetime. His greatest known books, The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs… Read more

March is Reading Month at Bennett Elementary

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Bennett School is celebrating reading!  Reading month started with volunteer readers from the community sharing their love of reading at the Read Across America event on March 2nd.  The month of March is filled with “special dress days”- i.e “Jean”ious Reader, Exercise Your Mind, and Read my t-shirt days.  In addition, some days are designated… Read more

“At this point in my life, I cannot think of anything else I would rather be doing…”

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I have had many jobs in my life. They have been in a wide variety of fields, from remodeling pharmacies in Texas to a quality inspector in Ann Arbor to an Assistant Manager at Walmart in 3 different counties. I have liked all of my jobs and I have always been good at them. I… Read more

Literacy as Freedom

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Literacy as Freedom Hi, my name is Ben Bundy and I’m a first-year AmeriCorps VISTA. Nearly two years ago I graduated from a small college in Michigan called Spring Arbor University. Spring Arbor lies outside the city of Jackson and just down the road from the elementary school where I mentor twice a week. One… Read more