Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Literacy Specialist's Life with Carol Boles - NWFCC March Specialist Showcase

Welcome to day two of Carol Boles’ 6-day NWFCC March Specialist Showcase tour.

Join me in welcoming Carol Boles, Literacy Specialist today when she provides a glimpse into the world of literacy.

Children in the 21st Century:

-Need to be competent readers, in order to be successful in school and adult life,

-Can learn to read, when provided instruction in phonics, practice reading daily and taught with a variety of teaching materials.

-Will learn to love reading when both parents and teachers participate in their reading education—with consistent modeling of good reading skills, while also expressing the enjoyment reading gives them.

I created to share with parents and teachers my experience, knowledge, and philosophy about reading education. Visitors at will find articles, curricular resources, teaching strategies and helpful tips to help children learn to read.

Log on onto and here’s what you’ll find:

“About Me” Read about my credentials and experience in reading education

“Home Page” Find recent posts about reading education,

“Articles” Find a list of articles on reading education I’ve published, also, go to Ezine Articles to find more articles for parents and teachers,

“Dyslexia” A definition, research, and teaching strategies to help dyslexic children learn to read,

“Literacy Lingo” Words used by reading educators, literacy experts and researchers in reading education,

“Coming Soon” Curricular materials on reading developed by

“Guest Contributors” Janet Petersen, B.A., M.A. Education, Adjunct Professor Baker University, Overland Park, Kansas. Professor Petersen specializes in multi-sensory approaches to teaching reading for dyslexic learners,

A sample of what visitors will find ……

Reaching Tactile Learners

Science, on how children learn to read, reveals that children who are dyslexic need to activate the visual, tactile and speech areas of their brains…..

Follow Day 3 of Ms. Boles' tour tomorrow at Leave a comment and your name will automatically be entered to win a Three Angels Gourmet Co mug and a package of Divine Dill Dip Mix - at the end of the month, provided by the National Writing for Children Center.

Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
The Golden Pathway ~ August 2010 ~ Guardian Angel Publishing, Inc.


  1. Wonderful work! It is so important for our kids to learn to read!

    Michelle V

  2. I believe that authors should associate themselves with charities as part of their marketing campaign and literacy is obviously a perfect choice for writers! Thanks for this!
    Carolyn Howard-Johnson
    Blogging writers' resources at Writer's Digest 101 Best Websites pick

  3. Carol, great work with literacy, mate. Writers who help kids with reading problems are a genuine blessing.

    Margot's Magic Carpet - all my books on one page.

  4. Great points! The importance of learning to read well cannot be overestimated. It sets the course for success in so many things to come. By contrast, those who struggle with reading end up missing out on a lot and end up struggling with many other things in life.
    Great work, Carol!

  5. Literacy is SO important!! I wish more people would take it seriously.

  6. This is so important -- especially using a variety of techniques to teach a child to read. Not everyone learns the same way.


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