Tag: reading

3 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome for Learners

3 Reasons Audiobooks are Awesome for Learners

I discovered the joy of audiobooks as an adult. I had a 45-minute commute to my first teaching job. While I love the radio, it got old fast. But my mom had purchased the first few Harry Potter books (on cassette) and offered them to 

Diverse Summer Reading 2020 Recommendations for Teens

Diverse Summer Reading 2020 Recommendations for Teens

Even though I live in Colorado, I am not the most outdoorsy of people. Most of my summers growing up were spent in my air-conditioned house, reading. Each year, I managed to work my way through the library’s summer reading list. I’m no longer a teen 

Why Rereading the Textbook is a Waste of Time

Why Rereading the Textbook is a Waste of Time

During my freshman year of college, I saw lots of people study up close for the first time. Living feet away from thirty other 18-year-olds, I could watch as they studied independently and together. And I saw tons of different methods.  My roommate was a 

Why and How You Should Read With Your Teen

Why and How You Should Read With Your Teen

Have you ever seen the movie The Princess Bride? The book starts with a grandfather reading a book aloud to his grandson. The grandson is less than excited in the beginning, but gets more and more into the book as the plot progresses. By the 

What I’m Reading This Summer (And You Should, Too)

What I’m Reading This Summer (And You Should, Too)

My one-year-old daughter is nicknamed the “Destroyer of Books.” She puts everything, including books, in her mouth. And proceeds to gum them to death. As a life-long book worm, this is incredibly painful to me. I wouldn’t even highlight my own college textbooks because I 

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

Top 5 Books for Parenting or Teaching Teens

I taught high school Social Studies for 15 years. And for the most part, I loved it. Granted, there were days when I would rethink my life plan. I came home and cried because some kid had been so mean. There were times I was 

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

Why You Need to Read Harry Potter as an Adult

I am a legit Harry Potter fan. Of course, I’ve read all the books and seen all the movies. Additionally, I own enough HP shirts and socks to clothe several people. Over the years, I knit multiple hats based on hats Hermione wore in the 

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

How to Get Reluctant Teen Readers to Actually Read

This is a guest post by Katherine Lombardo, a high school English teacher.  As an English teacher, it’d be a lie if I tried to say I didn’t like reading. I love to read. Absolutely love it. I’m that person that has a spare book