Pam Allyn is a world-renowned literacy expert, author and motivational speaker. She is the founding director of LitWorld, a global literacy initiative serving children across the United States and in more than 60 countries. With her team at LitWorld, Pam created and leads World Read Aloud Day, a worldwide tribute to the power of literacy happening this year on February 24th and the signature LitCamp to close the summer literacy gap, in partnership with Scholastic. She received the 2013 Scholastic Literacy Champion Award, and is the Global Ambassador for Scholastic’s “Read Every Day. Lead a Better Life.” campaign. Pam is a spokesperson for BIC Kids, championing BIC’s 2014 “Fight for Your Write” campaign. In 2014, Pam was chosen as a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Fellow, becoming a part of a national cohort of 20 fellows focusing on racial healing and equity. Pam is the author of many books, including Pam Allyn’s Best Books for Boys: How To Engage Boys in Reading in Ways That Will Change Their Lives and her most recent, Every Child a Super Reader, co-authored with Dr. Ernest Morrell.
- How to motivate a middle school reader 09/25/2017Common Sense MediaIn the early grades, parents and teachers focus on teaching kids how to read. As kids get older, we hope they'll want to read. Reading for pleasure has lots of benefits. It builds vocabulary and improves reading comprehension, writing, spelling, grammar, and knowledge of the world. It also boosts test scores. But as […]Reading Rockets
- Poetry for Kids Who Are 'Just No Good at Rhyming' 09/25/2017Some people have an aversion to poetry. They think it's got rules. You know, like, it's got to rhyme. Moon, June, croon a tune to a raccoon and an old spittoon. Blah, blah, blah. Chris Harris, who's never written a children's book before, has produced a new book that children may enjoy so much, they […]Reading Rockets
- Why Kids Love Being Scared, According to a Famous Children's Author 09/25/2017Sandra Boynton, the creator of an empire built on whimsical greeting cards (by some estimates she has sold more than 500 million) and board books, has in more recent years branched out into kids music. Her most recent album Hog Wild!, for example, features Samuel L. Jackson as a Tyrannosaurus Rex. All the artists' and […]Reading Rockets