In Transylvania County, the public school district is realigning reading instruction with the science of reading, a body of decades-old research on such subjects as how kids learn to read and best instructional practices. But teacher knowledge in that science is widely varied.
“Being stuck at home doesn’t have to mean personal regression. So why not press pause on the remote and go pick up a free book? Just remember to wear gloves and bring a wipe.”
“Reading supports all aspects of education and life opportunities. I have seen firsthand the difficulties struggling readers experience.”
“Are there educators who think that kids can learn despite their backgrounds and the effects of outside-the-school influences? If so, let’s hire them, starting at the superintendent level.”
“If you want to make a difference in a child’s life and are looking for a way to give back, please consider becoming a volunteer tutor with Read to Succeed.”
“If you wish to make a difference in a child’s life and simultaneously enjoy the feeling of ‘giving back,’ join our teams of reading coaches and reading buddies.”
“Please join us in helping our students rewrite their futures. Join our next reading coach training, which begins the week of Jan. 15 … or the reading buddy training that begins Feb. 7.”
“Western North Carolina is fortunate to have talented authors who write for children and young adults. Buying a local author’s book is good for the local economy and good for our children.”
On Tuesday, April 18, Asheville Wordfest returns. The six-day series will feature over 25 local wordsmiths, sharing their works at venues throughout downtown Asheville.
It may be a closed industry event, but, having to do with books, booksellers and the publishing industry, ABA’s Winter Institute is bringing a “powerhouse of authors” to Asheville — a number of which will appear at public readings.
Photos by Alicia Funderburk, taken at Robbins’ Malaprop’s Bookstore reading and book signing on Saturday, Sept. 13. According to author Tom Robbins, he didn’t hit his stride as a novelist until Jitterbug Perfume. It was his fourth novel, published in 1984; Robbins was 52. Not that there’s a right age to hit one’s stride as […]
Decemberists frontman and author Colin Meloy and illustrator Carson Ellis will read from the newest in the Wildwood Chronicles series, Imperium, at a book signing hosted by Malaprops on Saturday, Feb. 8, at 7 p.m.
Author T. Cooper appears at Malaprop’s on Saturday, Jan. 19, to present his book “Real Man Adventures” about his female to male transition.
The Friday, Jan. 21 reading event discusses the life of famed strip tease artist Gypsy Rose Lee and includes a slide show.
The award-winning novelist signs copies of his newest book, My Reading Life, at the Captain’s Bookshelf on Sunday, Nov. 28.