Browsing articles tagged with " reading"
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
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 [...]

Apr
25
2010

Tutoring below level readers

I am going to work with one of my daughters over the summer. She is in the 4th grade but on a 1st grade level. Do you have any ideas on something I can work on with her? You posted your question in response to a post I had on learning sight words so I am …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From 1st GradeApps that Help Kids with GSP4th [...]

Apr
24
2010

Helping Your Child Choose a “Just Right” Book

Often times parents have difficulty determining if a book is at the right reading level for their child.  When in doubt, I recommend using the Five Finger Rule.                                       The Five Finger Rule Have your child choose a book he wants to read. Ask your child to open to a page in the middle of the book and …Related Posts:Making and Choosing the Right BooksHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From [...]

Apr
18
2010

Reading Comprehension for Eight to Twelve Year Olds

My son is in third grade. His reading seems to have progressed quite well or at least I thought it had. He can read aloud quite well. His decoding skills seem to be ok. I am however, concerned with his comprehension. It seems as though now that he is in third grade he doesn’t read …Related Posts:Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksFive Ways to Motivate ReadersHow to Encourage a Struggling LearnerTales [...]

Mar
20
2010

Why Learning Sight Words is Important

  I think that it is very important that parents and teachers of reading embrace the idea that the more strategies a beginning reader has, the faster the learning process will be. To quote from the Journal of Educational Research: The most convincing rationale for teaching sight words is that if they are well selected they will, …Related Posts:All About Learning Sight WordsHow To Memorize Spelling WordsHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

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