Reading

Credit Fieler Elementary School, Merrillville


MERRILLVILLE - First graders from Fieler Elementary School in Merrillville are having their own March Madness through reading.

The experience is courtesy of their teacher, Miss Talian.  She set up a bracket with 16 books, and each student gets to choose the winning book in each bracket.

A virtual bracket posted in their Google Classroom has a read aloud for each book linked to the document, so students can listen to stories before they cast their votes on Fridays.

Indiana Eighth Graders Show Improved Reading Scores

Apr 10, 2018

The so-called “nation’s report card” came out Tuesday to highlight math and reading scores for fourth and eighth graders throughout the country. Indiana’s 2017 averages remained similar to those from 2015, but it was one of the 10 states to show significant improvements in average eighth grade reading scores.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin escapes to the beach for another mystery on Pineapple Cay with Junie Coffey’s Beachbound.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin ends up stuck in the story of the frog prince with a couple of adventurous siblings in the audio edition of Sarah Mlynowski's Once Upon a Frog.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin moves into a retirement community that’s anything but dull with the maybe-memoir The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83 1/4 Years Old.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the wild world of health and fitness with Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin joins a troubled young woman on a mission to uncover the truth about her family's past in author Emily Carpenter's The Weight of Lies.

On this week's Discovery, Kristin follows a desperate journalist on an emotional journey in Fiona Barton’s The Child.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin kicks, punches, and digs for clues with the kids in Octavia Spencer's The Case of the Time-Capsule Bandit.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin gets to work with three long-lost sisters in Mariah Stewart's The Last Chance Matinee.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a look back at the troubled, tragic, and wildly entertaining life of Carrie Fisher with the audio edition of Wishful Drinking.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes the bus back to sixth grade with Steven B. Frank's Armstrong & Charlie.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin makes a drama-filled stop at a lake-front inn with Christine Nolfi's Sweet Lake.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin listens in on the adventures of a late, great Hollywood legend with Make 'Em Laugh by Debbie Reynolds and Dorian Hannaway.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a single guy on an ill-advise quest in Girl 99 by Andy Jones.

10-year-old Nory Horace and her friends in the Upside-Down Magic class continue to learn about their unusual magic.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin explores the challenges of young love with the four characters in Julie Pennell's The Young Wives Club.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin hunts for clues with a clever boy and his trusty robot in A. J. Low's Sherlock Sam and the Sinister Letters in Bras Basah.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin battles more bad guys with shadowy hero Evan Smoak in Gregg Hurwitz's The Nowhere Man.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin journeys into the desert with a couple of haunted heroes in Derek B. Miller's The Girl in Green.

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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin follows a highly-publicized marriage between two feuding strangers in Nick Spalding's Mad Love.

On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin sets sail with a scaredy-pirate in Annabeth Bondor-Stone's Shivers!: The Pirate Who's Afraid of Everything.