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The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey

National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey recently collaborated with the Explorer magazine team to review and improve the classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. In partnering with Stephanie, the team has expanded the entry points for striving readers who may not be able to read the text to include more engaging photos, maps, diagrams, videos, and charts. In the video below, Stephanie discusses … Continue reading The Power of Images and Features in Nonfiction Reading with Stephanie Harvey

Curiosity is Contagious with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine

Dear Educators, We’ve partnered with National Geographic Education Fellow and literacy expert Stephanie Harvey to review and improve Explorer magazine, our classroom resource for students grades K-5/6. In partnering with Stephanie, we’ve produced a four-part video series that takes a deep dive into Explorer and its supplementary features. In the third video of the series, “Curiosity is Contagious”, Stephanie demonstrates how Explorer magazine is a … Continue reading Curiosity is Contagious with Stephanie Harvey and Explorer Magazine

Womyn’s/ Womxn’s/ Women’s Herstory Month!

March was Womyn’s Herstory Month! Yes, every day is women’s day etc etc.. … and yet, we are also loved celebrating women and putting women (besides ourselves!) even more at the forefront. Full disclosure: We are both huge book people so our list of books about empowered and empowering women could go on for a while. Below are a few fantastic anthologies that we turn to … Continue reading Womyn’s/ Womxn’s/ Women’s Herstory Month!

Stop, Think, and React to New Information when Reading Nonfiction

by Stephanie Harvey An adage attributed to E.B. White reminds us to “Always be on the lookout for the presence of wonder.” You can’t help but ask questions and react to information in a room filled-to-bursting with great text, stirring images, and actively engaged students. Content-rich classrooms create irresistible, stimulating environments that fuel kids’ natural curiosity. The real world is fascinating and compelling, so let’s … Continue reading Stop, Think, and React to New Information when Reading Nonfiction