Browsing articles in "Reading Instruction"
Jul
11
2011

Want to Keep Your Child Reading this Summer?

A great way to keep your child interested in reading over the summer is to start a book club.  It can be as simple or as elaborate as you choose.  Parents should read the book selections first and outline some thoughtful questions that the kids can discuss. For younger readers questions should be simpler: Who? …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksNot Your Average [...]

Dec
30
2010

Five Ways to Motivate Readers

 Guest Post by Dawn Little When children are motivated to read, it shows.  They find pleasure in reading that comes from within.  Here are five ways you can help motivate children to read: 1.     Choice Choice is so important when motivating readers.  If a child doesn’t feel as if his reading choices mean something, then why will he …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksWhat Good Readers [...]

Jul
6
2010

Ways to Raise a Reader:

1.Read aloud every day to your child.  2. Be a reader yourself.  Children learn from what they see.  3.  Make reading a special time; get excited about the new books and illustrators that are out there.  4.  Find special author’s to follow whose work you both like. 5.  Go to the library, book store or start a book club/swap for …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help [...]

Jun
29
2010

Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of Summer

 You can take advantage of the extra time you’ll have with your child this summer by incorporating reading games into your everyday activities.  These times when you can help your child practice reading and writing are Golden Opportunities.  Here are 10 ways to make sure you don’t miss out. When waiting for a meal in a …Related Posts: 10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD READING THIS SUMMERHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your [...]

Jun
20
2010

Not Your Average Summer Reading List

School is out and summer vacation can be a time when skills slip a little.  If you focus on activities that are fun and fit a more relaxed schedule, you can keep your blossoming readers reading without burn out. Two of the most important things that you can do to keep reading skills sharp during the …Related Posts:How to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From [...]

May
30
2010

Teach Your Child to Retell a Story

My daughter’s teacher recently sent home a note listing some of the things the children will be tested on before the end of the school year.  One of the items was retelling a story that she has read.  Any suggestions for how we can start working at home to make sure that she understands the …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksHow to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHow to Study Vocabulary and [...]

May
22
2010

A Primer for Parents: Antonyms, Synonyms, Homonyms:

If you’ve been out of school for a while, you may have forgotten the definitions of antonym, synonym and homonym.  As children develop their vocabulary and learn to read, an understanding of those terms will be helpful.  I’ve set out the definitions for you below as well as some games that will help your child …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with GSP4th Graders [...]

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