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Latest Review

Another great review of Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons from Lyssa, a first grade teacher!

"The poems are funny and the coordinating skills are right on target!" -My Mommy Reads

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons is available now in paperback and eBook.

Barnes & Noble Poetry Workshop

Giggle Poetry Reading LessonsJoin Bruce Lansky for a Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons workshop this Saturday to celebrate Educator Appreciation Days!

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons gives you everything you need to help your students improve their reading:
• 35 kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky
• 35 off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter
• 35 customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell
• 35 sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky
…all designed to make the process of reading improvement fun!

2:00 PM on Saturday, October 18

Roseville Barnes & Noble
Har Mar Mall
2100 North Snelling Ave, Roseville, MN 5511
Save 30% on Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Save 30% on Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

2014 Mom's Choice Awards

MCA Gold AwardCool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do!

Cool Jump-Rope Tricks You Can Do! by David Fisher has been named a GOLD Award Winner
in Juvenile Books: Activities, Crafts & Hobbies by the 2014 Mom's Choice Awards.

MCA Gold AwardGiggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons by Amy Buswell & Bruce Lansky has been named a GOLD Award Winner
in Adult Books: Resources by the 2014 Mom's Choice Awards.

Congratulations to the authors of both books!

Latest Review

Another stellar review for Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons!

"This is a must-have for home and school library. I highly recommend this one." -LadyD Books

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons is available now in paperback and eBook.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Reviews

The reviews are coming in for Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons!

"This is by far the best book I have read all year" -Carissa Peck, mELTing activities

"This book/workbook is chock full of helpful tips, advice, and plenty of already-laid-out-detailed reading lesson plans from a Reading Specialist who has successfully used her work in the field." -Melissa's Book Reviews

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons is available now in paperback and eBook.

Now Available in Stores

Giggle Poetry Reading LessonsGiggle Poetry Reading Lessons gives teachers and parents everything they need to help motivate children and improve their reading:

  • 35 Kid-tested poems by Bruce Lansky
  • 35 Off-the-wall illustrations by Stephen Carpenter
  • 35 Customized reading lessons by Amy Buswell
  • 35 Sets of zany performance tips by Bruce Lansky
    ...all of which are designed to make the process of reading improvement more like fun than work.

Using her program, 95% of Buswell's students have made significant improvement in their reading. In 2010, her school raised their Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) reading score to an "A" for the first time. In 2011, Buswell's school achieved one of the highest-percentage reading gains in the county. In 2013, Buswell's 2nd grade students increased the number of correct words they could read per minute by almost four times the expected amount.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons is a 2014 HONORS winner in the Education category of the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Parent Resources competition.

ISBN 978-1-476-74294-6
96 pages
Cover price: $14.99
Order from Meadowbrook Press for $12.00 (20% savings)

Educents Back to School Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons and Rolling in the Aisles in the Back to School Giveaway at Educents!

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons Giveaway

How to Motivate Struggling Readers

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessonsby Amy Buswell

Motivation and a positive attitude are the keys to remediating struggling readers. In order for a reader to catch up to his peers he’ll have to read for many hours outside of school. The best way achieve this extracurricular study, is by selecting reading texts that are short and entertaining. In contrast to a typical practice text that can be boring, cumbersome and feel overwhelming to a struggling reader, Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons lets students laugh their way through its short, hilarious poems. Instead of being a loathsome chore, reading these poems will become a welcome challenge, and something they look forward to. By re-reading the poems just a few times, students will notice immediate improvement. And by continuing to practice them, the better and more fluent they will become. The instant improvement they see combined with the “fun factor” of the entertaining text will motivate them to want to read more, and a new, positive cycle filled with progress and joy will be established.

A Typical 30 Minute Practice Session:

  1. Discuss each poem with the child to make sure they understand what the poem is about, any new vocabulary within the poem and the dramatic aspects of the poem.
  2. Provide an example of the kind of prosody that might work well by modeling a reading or performing the poem yourself.
  3. Do a variety of re-reading activities such as echo reading (“I read – You read”), choral reading (“We read together”), and paired reading (friends practice together).
  4. After providing some independent practice time, encourage students to read and perform their poem for the group, so everyone can see and celebrate the improvement everyone has made.

© Amy Buswell from Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons with permission from its publisher Meadowbrook Press.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Terry Doherty of Mom's Choice Awards interviews Bruce Lansky about Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons is available in stores on August 5 and available now from Meadowbrook Press.

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