New at Reading by Example: Book Study Page, Google+ Community, Going into July

To help organize posts for Literacy Essentials and future book studies, as well as to promote conversation beyond what is written here, the following updates were made.

  1. New Online Book Study Page
  2. New Google+ Community
  3. Extending Book Study into July

Every time a post is written in relation to a specific book, it will also be linked to and within the corresponding page.

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The parent page “Online Book Study” offers general direction in how one might participate in the study.

Within the page for the book itself, readers can access every article written so far. They can also follow a link to the new Google+ Community for this blog.

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A widget in the sidebar of this blog will also be available to follow to this Google+ Community.

Additionally, participants in the book study can post questions and comments on the book’s page as a way to contribute and discuss.

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The list of posts may get quite long (which is a good thing) as we plan to continue the conversation around Literacy Essentials into July! New contributors are preparing articles related to Regie’s book.

We hope you have found this online book study informative and engaging. If you have additional suggestions for making this discussion better, please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

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