Resources for Educators & Parents from tonight’s radio show

We have a jam packed show tonight with lots of great ideas, so I thought I would post some links to the resources we talk about. These are FREE and include great stuff for the students in your life to earn (PISTONS TICKETS!)–check them out:

*Michigan Reads: This is a fabulous program that encourages kids to read, read and read! MEA & the Pistons have teamed up–and we’re trying to get to 10,000 books statewide. Check it out: your students can win free Pistons tickets.

*The Electric Company is all new! The show and a new website have been re-energized for a new generation. It’s fun, but it’s built on the same solid research about how kids learn. Share this first link with your students aged 6-9. The second is for educators and parents (with free games and printables for you.) I saw the EC give a presentation recently–it’s really interesting stuff:

*You HAVE to hear Patricia Polacco talk about her struggle to learn to read–did you know she was 14 before she could read a single sentence? I wish I could have met the teacher who helped her figure it all out. She’s an amazing story–and I’m sure he is too. Visit her website to read more.

I’ll have more in the coming days–including some info on how you can set up your own bookmobile like the one you’ll heard about on tonight’s show. Let me know what you think.

And of course, TUNE IN tonight at 7 p.m. on WJR NewsTalk 760 — feedback gratefully accepted!

Kerry

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