literacy

Reader input: Reading makes children shine

An international team of astronomers recently discovered a bright, pulsating star. Twelve million light-years from Earth, in the Messier 82 galaxy, “this “super-bright ...

Literacy, outreach part of new PASS class at Chana High School

Alexis Jenkins is on a literacy mission. The new instructional assistant in the PASS (Positive Alternatives to School Suspension) class at Chana High, a continuation school, is ask ...

Another View: Busting down literacy hurdles

The term “Word Sight Busters” was not part of my personal lexicon be-fore this school year started. But when I walked into Miss Watkins’ first-grade class at Skyr ...

Retired teacher’s neighborhood Auburn library a labor of literary love

It could be dollhouse, tucked away in the leafy shade of gnarled oaks on a quiet street in the Robie Point area of Auburn. Or perhaps an elaborate mailbox. But a window and a sign ...

Retired teacher’s neighborhood Auburn library a labor of literary love

It could be dollhouse, tucked away in the leafy shade of gnarled oaks on a quiet street in the Robie Point area of Auburn. Or perhaps an elaborate mailbox. But a window and a sign ...

Another View: Finding the right bus

Two big coaches pulled up to the bus stop at the same time. Dozens of people rushed to get on board as busy drivers stacked luggage in the hold. Several destinations were clearly ...

Basketball players court young readers

The kids stretched up out of their seats, craning their necks to watch as the special guests walked toward their classroom. Three fourth-grade classes at Blue Oaks Elementary Scho ...

Reading is needed in everyday life

Reading changes lives. Every day — by intent or simply by chance — readers discover new interests, better jobs, absorbing hobbies …and pure pleasure. While putting together ...