A win for the members of our community is a win for us all.
Last November, Amy Mascott of Teach Mama reveled in an epic win: releasing her book titled Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips to Help Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love of Reading with co-author Allison McDonald. Written with struggling readers in mind, #RaiseAReader includes reading strategies, tips for developing reading skills, and reading activities for children of all ages. Parents will also find book recommendations and additional ways to support reading for their children inside this book.
#RaiseAReader will give you and your child a peace of mind while navigating through those uncomfortable teaching-and-learning moments. Several parents and caregivers have already began singing this book’s praises.
‘Raising a Rockstar Reader’ Reviews
What a great resource for parents! My son has struggled with reading and I can’t wait to do some of these activities with him. I can’t wait to help give him confidence. Thanks. — Rasilla
As an educator, I’ve had many parents ask what they can do to help their child learn to read. THIS is the book that would hand to them! It’s practical, hands-on, simple, and gets to the root of what builds real literacy in young children. It’s not gimmicks or fads, it’s the experiences that help wire the brain for meaningful literacy. LOVE this book! It’s a goldmine for parents and teachers alike! — Amanda
What an accessible and fun book full of amazing tips. I love how the authors’ personalities come through — they’ve made the subject fun and make everything seem really doable. The structure makes it easy to pick up and read in bursts when you’ve got some spare free time. Also the book list recommendations have been amazing!!! — Craig Louis Citro
5 Useful Tips to Make Your Child a Better Reader (From #RaiseAReader)
Tip #24: Have your child teach you how a book works.
Tip #28: Practice one-to-one correspondence.
Tip #64: Write more than just stories.
Tip #71: Ask questions during reading to keep kids interested and engaged.
Tip #73: Be intentional with technology.
The intent and reviews on this book are enough to make any willing parent, teacher or caregiver purchase and use it. Yes, do this! But let us tell you more about Amy Mascott (@TeachMama) first.
Amy Mascott is the creator of teachmama.com, where since 2008, she has shared tools and resources parents can use to become the best teachers they can be for their children.
A Reading Specialist, writer, and literacy consultant, Amy’s work has been featured on dozens of online and print publications, including Scholastic Parents, PBS Parents, readwritethink.org, PBS Digital Studios, and more.
Amy is a former high school English teacher who has truly expanded the walls of classroom, sharing her expertise at local and national events and publishing her first book with Scholastic, Raising a Rock-Star Reader: 75 Quick Tips for Helping Your Child Develop a Lifelong Love for Reading in 2015.
Married to an elementary school principal, Amy resides in the DC Metro with her three crazy-cool kids (11, 10, and 8 years old), a dog, two birds, and one fish.
#RaiseAReader is an intentional and quality piece of content written by educators and mothers who understand reading literacy from both sides. We’re proud of Amy and Allison for producing a book that will give children the gift of reading for years to come. Raising a Rock-Star Reader can be purchased on Amazon, Scholastic, Barnes & Noble and Target.