Tag: reading

Read To Me Storytime

| December 23, 2018
Read To Me Storytime

Join Bookman’s Flagstaff every Friday for Read to Me Storytime and fun with learning and letters!

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Check out these Excellence Tour stories from October

| November 4, 2018
Check out these Excellence Tour stories from October

We believe it is possible for every student to receive an excellent education every step of the way. In order to get there, it is important to identify the programs and initiatives we know are working so they can be celebrated, and potentially replicated. Check out these Excellence Tour stories from October:

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Expect More Arizona: What’s Different in Arizona’s Revised Math and English Standards?

| September 14, 2016
Expect More Arizona: What’s Different in Arizona’s Revised Math and English Standards?

Arizona’s English and math standards were recently revised by Arizona educators and we’ve heard from many of you asking about the differences between the new version and the 2010 standards. Below is a brief overview highlighting the proposed updates or additions in the 2016 standards.

Please note: If these standards are adopted, specific changes in the classroom will depend on what your school is already doing. For example, many schools already teach cursive, so they may just need to check to ensure what they are doing lines up with the standards. …

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Toddler Tales: July 20th

| July 18, 2016
Toddler Tales: July 20th

Join Flagstaff Public Library for Toddler Tales on July 20th at the East Flagstaff Community Library.

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Vote for AZ: Magic Of Storytelling

| February 29, 2016
Vote for AZ: Magic Of Storytelling

First Book is teaming up with Disney and ABC to give you the power to share the magic of storytelling with the kids you serve in a BIG way. Read more…

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Speak Out for Arizona Children

| December 18, 2015
Speak Out for Arizona Children

We tell children all the time – dream big, work hard, and your dreams will come true someday. But without the basics like quality education, health care and security, “someday” never becomes a reality for too many Arizona children. Did you know that in Arizona: More than 1 in 4 children live in poverty; More […]

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Education Board: 5,000 Arizona 4th-graders need remedial reading lessons

| August 26, 2015
Education Board: 5,000 Arizona 4th-graders need remedial reading lessons

By Cathryn Creno • The Republic / azcentral.com More than 5,000 Arizona students — about 3 percent of last year’s third-graders — need remedial reading lessons under the state’s Move on When Reading law. The Arizona State Board of Education voted unanimously on Monday to direct schools to give remedial help to students who scored in the […]

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Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

| August 24, 2015
Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids

There are so many concepts, skills and standards to be covered in any given school day, week or year that it can be easy to forget about one simple activity that promotes autonomy and starts students down a path of lifelong learning — independent reading. Here are Five Clever Ideas to Spark Independent Reading by Kids!

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Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

| August 24, 2015
Brain Scans Show Why Reading to Kids Is Good for Them

Brain scans show those who heard stories regularly showed more activity in areas linked to word meanings, imagination… Read more for details!

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Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

| August 5, 2015
Why aren’t Arizona fourth-graders learning to read?

By Elizabeth Stuart • Phoenix New Times Seventy-two percent of Arizona fourth-graders can’t read proficiently, according to a new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation — nearly 10 percent worse than the national average. Mastering reading by fourth grade is critical because at this age children begin reading to learn other subjects, such as social studies, science, […]

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