For December 15, 2005: The focus of Reading is Fundamental (RIF) < http://www.rif.org >--which bills itself as the oldest and largest children's and family nonprofit literacy organization in the U.S.--is to develop children's and family literacy programs. RIF's Reading Planet site <http://www.rif.org/readingplanet/> is chock full of activities geared toward the elementary grades. Students can write book reviews, illustrate stories, write stories, send postcards, and participate in polls. If students don't have a clue about what books they might like to read, send them to the Super Sorter. After answering a series of questions, they are given a list of books and activities related to their interests.
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