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A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read!

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A Daily DEAR Program: Drop Everything, and Read!

Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time One 30-minute session daily
Lesson Author

Traci Gardner

Traci Gardner

Blacksburg, Virginia


National Council of Teachers of English


Calendar Activities

Professional Library



Grades   K – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 1

May is Get Caught Reading Month!

Students celebrate Get Caught Reading Month by doing a reading-related service project such as planning an intergenerational reading day or organizing a book drive.


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Grades   2 – 7  |  Professional Library  |  Book

Creating Lifelong Readers Through Independent Reading

This book provides information on the benefits of independent reading, how to set up a classroom library, and ways to actively engage students in independent reading.


Professional Library  |  Book

Standards in Practice, Grades 35

Recognizing that the literacy demands that our students now face require their active involvement in their own learning, the author and three other successful teachers have developed a wide variety of ways to encourage that involvement.


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