Tag Archives: Tammy Mulligan

May 26

Top 10 Ideas to Promote Summer Reading by Clare Landrigan and Tammy Mulligan

When we were browsing through Time magazine, we came across this quote:   “A recent study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has found that the average American spends only 19 minutes a day reading; young people read less than ever, apparently, with people ages 25 to 34 reading eight minutes a day on weekends […]

March 07

Top 10 Ways To Get Students Talking about their Reading by Tammy Mulligan

My grandmother was a kind and gentle person who only spoke when she had something important to say.   Although she didn’t carry on lengthy conversations, her words were full of wisdom.  As a young girl, I remember walking in the woods with her after arguing with my younger brother.  She stopped along the path, bent […]

December 18

The Power of a Teacher by Tammy Mulligan

My 9th grade son is reading To Kill a Mockingbird in his English class.  When I saw this book, it reminded me of all the classic novels I didn’t read in high school: The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck The Catcher and the Rye, J.D. Salinger Great Expectations, Charles Dickens And many others…   You […]

Expanding Our Ideas About What it Means to Be a Reader

Each fall when the school year begins, my time for pleasure reading seems to evaporate.    Between all of the new professional books, blog posts, and educational journals, I just can’t find time for pleasure reading.  I know this will change as the school year progresses, but for now this is just the way it is. […]