• September

    Posted by Nicole Pedro on 9/30/2016 3:00:00 PM


    Teacher with an apple HAPPY FALL READERS!!

    Welcome to the inaugural post of Dr. Pedro's Literacy Corner. My goal for this blog is that it provides parents, teachers and students with helpful information about literacy. My hope is that you will be even more comfortable and prepared to work with your child at home after reading my posts. After all, “The family has a tremendous influence on our lives. It is where learning begins, where attitudes are shaped, and where the first seeds of success are sown” (Clemson University, Institute On Family and Neighborhood Life, 2001).


    As always, specific questions about your student or questions about the classroom should be directed to their classroom teacher. My goal here is to provide you with high quality literacy information that addresses common concerns and questions I have heard from parents over the years.


    After much internal deliberation, I have decided to make this first post about a new book series I discovered this summer. The series is called, The Notebook of Doom, and my son (a third grader) and I LOVE it. The series centers around a boy named Alexander who has just moved to a new town where he is about to uncover all sorts of monsters! He finds an old notebook with the word "DOOM" inscribed in the front cover. The Notebook of Doom, which Alexander now holds, contains top secret information about monsters! In this first book, Alexander goes up against spooky balloon goons--unique and twisted arm-waving balloon guys! This book is full of humor, engaging black-and-white illlustrations, and of course . . . monsters! This series is part of Scholastic's early chapter book line called Branches, which is aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. 


    If you have any book suggestions for students at any grade level please feel free to post them for others!

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