Browsing articles tagged with " reading"
Sep
27
2014

Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter Books

My daughter is in grade 2.  She is a good reader but we have a problem.  Many of her friends are now reading chapter books.  She wants to read them too but seems to be very nervous when she brings one home.  I am sure that that she can read them but I don’t know …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersReading Comprehension for Eight to Twelve Year OldsThe 10 School Supplies Your Child NeedsTalking to [...]

Sep
21
2012

Tales From 1st Grade

Tales From 1st Grade I’ve decided to mix it up a bit and share my day with you. Names have been changed to protect the innocent and let me add that I like to exaggerate a bit from time to time. All facts on this page are probably not true. Life is funny, kids are sometimes funny and I …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksApps that Help Kids with GSP4th [...]

Jul
2
2012

Apps that Help Kids with GSP

Guest Post By:  Kate Croston Grammar spelling, and punctuation (more commonly referred to as GSP) are quickly becoming extinct in today’s world of texting, tweeting, and all around internet shorthand that focuses on getting a message across with as few characters as possible. However that doesn’t mean that we need to stop teaching kids about GSP, it just means we …Related Posts:Phonics vs. Sight WordsAll About Learning Sight WordsHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

May
12
2012

4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal Cavern

Dear Maggie Cary, I couldn’t take my eyes off the book! The characters are very interesting. I think that having Jack, Nina and Dee save Luna from dying with the help of his fairy sister,Lilly, and then having the fairies, Luna and Lily help Jack, Nina and Dee’s sister was very compassionate and adventurous. I also …Related Posts:Fantastic Fairy HousesHow to Keep Your Child Reading this SummerHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Feb
29
2012

Three Reasons to Memorize a Poem

1. Children learn that words and sounds can have a rhythmic pattern. 2. Poetry develops and deepens understanding of vocabulary words. 3. Children learn how to “play with” oral language. Besides being able to articulate words they discover that voice tone often leads to artistic expression.Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with GSP4th Graders Review of Secrets of the Crystal CavernThe Apothecary by Maile [...]

Jan
11
2012

The Apothecary by Maile Meloy

Book Review: The Apothecary by Maile Meloy   Hello!  StorySnoops.com is here with a fun book for middle grade kids of both genders.   Here is the story: The year is 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. It is there that fourteen-year-old Janie meets a strange and mysterious apothecary and his son Benjamin, a boy who stands up …Related Posts:Someday by Allison McGheeHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers [...]

May
21
2011

Setting the Stage to Raise a Reader

Guest Post by: Dawn Little Links to Literacy It has been said that the most critical years of a child’s life is the first five.  This is the time when one does the most growing; physically, mentally, and emotionally.  If you think about it, the foundation is set in these first five years.  And parents are the …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with [...]

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