Browsing articles tagged with " reading"
Apr
3
2011

Great Book Review for Tweens

If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period Author:  Gennifer Choldenko Book review written by StorySnoops.com This is the story of Kirsten McKenna and Walker Jones, who are both starting seventh grade at the same school, but have never met. Kirsten is thrilled that summer is over so she can get back to her best friend and away from her …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with [...]

Mar
1
2011

Someday by Allison McGhee

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Classroomtalk Book Reviews There are so many great children’s books out there to be discovered that I’d like to invite my readers to share your favorite children’s books on this page.  If you’d like to submit a review to share with other Classroomtalk readers, append your submission in a Word or Word Perfect format as an …Related Posts:The Apothecary by Maile MeloyBook Review: Heist SocietyMaking and Choosing the Right BooksHelping Your Child Transition from Easy [...]

Jan
9
2011

Choosing a Non-Fiction Book

Guest Post by Lori Ferguson Kids are by nature curious…who hasn’t made a remark to a child only to be met with the quizzical “WHY?!”  Their young minds are growing and the “what, why and how” of things are perpetual sources of fascination. So why not harness that energy and enrich their minds with a …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with GSP4th Graders [...]

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
24
2010

10 WAYS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD READING THIS SUMMER

       Children that don’t read over the summer usually regress and return to school at a lower reading level in the fall.  Here are 10 easy ways to keep your child reading.   1.  Go to the library once a week and let your child pick out a pile of books that will last a week.   2.  Let them …Related Posts: Top Ten List: Golden Opportunities of SummerHow to Keep Your Child Reading this [...]

Jul
19
2010

What Good Readers Do:

Guest Post by Julie Niles Petersen: Fresh out of the master’s program in reading, I created a list of things good readers do. The list was to be used with my students in my new reading specialist position. This list included: Preview the text. Activate your background knowledge. Set a purpose for reading. (What do you want to …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersWhat is a blend?Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

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 [...]

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