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Daily Reading is Homework

Homework is a common topic addressed at parent-teacher conferences. Some parents want less homework sent home. Some parents want more homework. Homework can come in different forms (e.g., worksheets, activities). However, all teachers assign daily reading. Some grade levels may place … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

Research has shown that kids who do not read regularly over the summer can lose up to 3 months of progress. Think about that cumulative reading loss over the course of elementary school! We think it is very important that … Continue reading

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Book Madness at Willowbrook

We are just a few days away from the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament #selectionsunday.  Maybe your bracket manager has already emailed you… Meanwhile, Librarian Eichmiller has brought Book Madness to Willowbrook School!  Students and staff have nominated 32 books for … Continue reading

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Deep Understanding

District 30 is a learning system. We are fortunate to have a board of education that understands the power of professional learning and its effect on student learning. Our staff and administration are committed to their craft. The past 2 … Continue reading

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Battle of The Books!

Congratulations to the Willowbrook 4th and 5th graders who participated in this year’s Glenview Public Library’s Battle of the Books.  Go Wildcats!  The library had over 330 students participate this year.  Willowbrook sent 40 students.  That’s nearly half of our … Continue reading

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International Literacy Day

September 8 is International Literacy Day.  Below is an infographic displaying the key findings from a 2014 Scholastic survey of family reading behaviors and attitudes.  The finding that jumped out to me was the importance of parents serving as reading role … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books!

Willowbrook 4th and 5th grade students had another strong showing at the Glenview Public Library’s annual Battle of the Books program.  Over 420 Glenview students participated this year! Rachel Snyder, School Services Coordinator from the Glenview Public Library shared the results with me … Continue reading

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Global Read Aloud

Have you heard about the 5th Annual Global Read Aloud?  I hadn’t heard of this exciting project until 1st grade teacher Aimee Neumann shared it at a recent primary teaching team meeting.  Her class is participating.  This project connects small … Continue reading

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How have you grown as a reader or writer today?

District 30 teachers engaged in another strong professional development today with consultant and reading education pioneer, Ellin Oliver Keene.  This ongoing relationship with Mrs. Keene is helping us refine our craft and grow our readers and writers workshop. How have … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

I received an email this week from Rachel Snyder, School Services Librarian with the Glenview Public Library.  She wished to thank Willowbrook librarian, Sue Sparks, and the rest of our staff for supporting the Glenview Public Library’s Battle of the … Continue reading

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