Back to Basics and Success Won’t Wait partner to provide 500 children’s books in “Reading is Basic” Title 1 program; Total now approaches 2,000 books!

In a joint venture between Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, 500 children’s books will be provided to Delaware children this fall through the “Reading is Basic” program. The program is coordinated by Matt McNeill, who is both a 10-year veteran volunteer for Success Won’t Wait and a Back to Basics’ student.

Launched in March 2011, “Reading is Basic” is a collaborative effort to make age-appropriate books available to local Delaware Title I students. Since 2011, almost 2,000 children’s books have been provided through the program.

Back to Basics services hundreds of Title …

Summer reading still not done? Here are some book suggestions your ‘tween will actually WANT to read!

Inspiring kids to read once they hit the ‘tween years can be challenging! So, here are just a few of our favorite ‘tween books — you are sure to find one that your middle school child will love:

  • Avi, True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
  • Cooney, Flight #116 is Down
  • Collins, Hunger Games
  • George, Julie of the Wolves
  • My Side of the Mountain Trilogy
  • Lawrence, Wreckers
  • Paulsen, Dogsong
  • Riordan, Percy Jackson & the Olympians (series)
  • Ullman, Banner in the Sky
  • Voigt, Homecoming
  • White Deathwatch
  • Bagnold, National Velvet
  • Burnford, Incredible journey
  • Gipson, Old Yeller
  • Hiaasen, Hoot
  • Naylor, Saving Shiloh
  • North, Rascal
  • Rawls,

Why it’s important to read aloud to young children!

According to the Family Literacy Foundation, reading aloud to young children serves several crucial functions:

“Studies prove that the most important thing adults can do in preparing young children for success in school and reading is to read aloud with them.

Many doctors believe that a child that has never had the experience of being read to is not a fully healthy child.  The American Medical Association has suggested that all doctors prescribe “reading to children.”

Reading aloud with children regularly is an extremely effective medium to build relationships and communicate with children.”

Since March is National Reading Month, we’ve …

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics provides over 500 children’s books to Title 1 students in New Castle County, Delaware

Back to Basics Learning Dynamics, Inc., in a unique partnership with the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait, Inc., will provide over 500 children’s books to children in Delaware’s non-public Title I program, in celebration of National I Love to Read Month. Together, Back to Basics Learning Dynamics and Success Won’t Wait launched the “Reading is Basic Program” in 2011, and since then the program has provided thousands of books to schoolchildren in grades K-8.

Currently, Back to Basics services almost 200 Title I students from the Red Clay, Colonial, Christina, Brandywine, Smyrna, and Appoquinimink school districts who attend non-public schools, …

Teens’ Top Ten Books announced as part of Teen Read Week

Teens’ Top Ten is a “teen choice” list, where teens nominate and choose their favorite books of the previous year!

Nominators are members of teen book groups in sixteen school and public libraries around the country. Nominations were posted on Support Teen Literature Day during National Library Week, and teens across the country voted on their favorite titles between Aug. 15 and Sept. 16.

And the 2011 winners are:

1.            Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster)

2.            Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (Scholastic)

3.            Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick (Simon & Schuster)

4.            I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore …