Cleveland Schools Book Fund

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Tips for Keeping Kids Reading this Winter

The cold winter months often means more time spent indoors. While this can be cozy, it can also lead to boredom, especially for young children. As a parent or teacher, you want to keep kids engaged and learning even when they can’t run around outside. Reading is a great way to do this! Here are some fun winter reading ideas to try with preschool through 4th grade students: Pre-K or Preschool Readers Read winter-themed books and have them point out snowmen, hats, scarves, and other cold weather items on each page. Some good options are Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven

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Countdown to Winter Break: Curl up with a good book

Cleveland Schools Book Fund (CSBF) wants to help you send your students home for break with new paperback books to keep, read and enjoy over and over! CSBF provides new paperback books for the children of CMSD grades PreK-4 to keep and enjoy.   Favorite characters, favorite authors, new friends and stories . . . all to go home! How does it work? Classroom teacher introduces the book in the classroom – the paperback book list can be found on the website. Click here to view the list. Students produce a project, book report or writing sample that demonstrates that

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Fall Updates & A Winter Reading Challenge

As the holiday season approaches, the Cleveland Schools Book Fund has exciting updates to share and plans to keep students reading all winter long! Leadership Transitions Cleveland Schools Book Fund (CSBF) has been very busy as we transition leadership roles in several ways. The Dean of the College of Education has changed, and our Colleges of Education and Urban Affairs have merged to form the new Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. During this transition, Dr. Marius Boboc, former Vice Provost and current Chair of Teacher Education, is the Board Chair of CSBF. Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a

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Summer fun and summer learning go hand in hand

Summer Fun = Summer Learning in Cleveland The sun is shining and Cleveland kids are counting down the days until summer! Meanwhile, educators everywhere are concerned about the impact of time lost from learning. Below are some of the best ways parents and caregivers can prevent the “summer slide” while still enjoying the time off from school. And we’ve also included a download you can print and send home in backpacks.     Enroll your child in the CMSD Summer Learning Experience. Registration is open now. This is an interactive, fun time for kids — and it was designed to let students

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4 Simple Steps: Home Library Building

4 Simple Steps: Home Library Building For over 15 years, the Cleveland Schools Book Fund has been putting great children’s literature in the Pre-K through 4th-grade classrooms of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. We also provide CMSD teachers with paperback copies of our books so that students can deepen their learning and enjoy books at home, too! Step One: Read with your class Select any book from the Cleveland Schools Book Fund carefully curated book lists on our website. Our paperback list has over 400 hundred of kids’ (and teachers) favorite books to choose from! Purchase or borrow a hard

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