CEJ Online Under Construction

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Notice a new look? There may be more to come. We are trying to update the CEJ website to create a more streamlined experience for our readers. You should be able to access all the materials as usual as we change the format. If you experience trouble, please contact us and let us know.  Thanks […]

Getting Young Readers Unstuck

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by Heather Altena and Eleanor Tiemens Ah, newly independent readers. First through third graders are an intoxicating mix of excitement and intransigence in their reading habits. They get hooked on one genre or topic and will. not. let. go. That’s one of the reasons they love book series so much. Unfortunately, it takes time for […]

Mission (Almost) Impossible

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Day: Thursday My mission, should I choose to accept it: In my one full day of work on this campus, impart a love of reading, match students with books, and teach writing, history, math, Bible, art appreciation, and library skills. 0920 hours: Fifth grade. They have worked for a month on biographies in class, preparing […]


Interview with Noah Ward

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As I write this, spring break is only three days away (so my students tell me!). This means that we are also only three days away from April, the month of the CEJ book and resource review issue. I am excited to report that we have reviews of around fifty-five books, podcasts, blogs, publications, and […]