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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 [...]


How to Encourage a Struggling Learner

Guest Post By: David Morgan   Learning to read can be one of life’s most stressful events for a child. For some children, picking up phonics and spelling seems like second nature. For others, the reading process sparks long-lasting low confidence and a chronic distaste for schoolwork. Parents often find it difficult to know how to build up self-confidence in a …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]


How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized Tests

Guest Post by: Miriam Holt  If your student is preparing for a standardized test like the SAT or GRE and needs to expand his or her vocabulary, your primary goal should be to develop in your student an automatic, reflexive response to seeing an unfamiliar word: first, your student should guess its meaning (from roots and …Related Posts:Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)Dos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]

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