Welcome to Growing Book by Book. I’m here to help you meet the needs of ALL your growing readers. My name is Jodie Rodriguez. I’m a mom and educator. You can read more about me on the about me page. Here is a quick tour of what you will find on Growing Book by Book to help you.
This site is dedicated to helping caregivers (parents, teachers, homeschoolers, librarians, etc.) nurture our youngest readers (ages 0-8).
Please Note: Any wording that you see in green on my page means you can click on it and it will take you to more information.
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Below you will find the big topics covered on Growing Book by Book: Book Lists, Teaching Reading, Teaching Writing, and School and Home Partnerships
This page has lots and lots of book lists on a variety of topics. Please let me know if you don’t see a topic you are interested in listed. I’m always looking for book list ideas!
Two of my post popular book list posts are 101 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Kindergarten and Preschool Books.
One of my many positions held as an educator was as a Reading Specialist! I love reading! Here you will find lots of reading activities to help build young readers from babies to beginning readers. Topics include: alphabet, comprehension, creating a print-rich environment, decoding, read-alouds, phonemic awareness, shared reading and much more!
On this page you will find ideas to help nurture young writers. Ideas for handwriting, spelling and word work, making books and more.
Family and School Partnerships
Family Dinner Book Club
This is one of my favorite projects. Each month we recommend a book for families to read. We also share a menu, table decoration crafts, family service project and table conversations for a successful dinner club.
365 table topics to get kids talking at the dinner table. These topics also work great for the lunch table at school!
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Enjoy gathering great ideas to help reach ALL the needs of your growing readers.