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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 [...]


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 [...]


Great Guest Post Video on Phonics by Mr. Throne

I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to present phonics to children.  If you have a beginning reader watch this fun phonics video together. Related Posts:What is a blend?How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerFive Ways to Motivate ReadersWhat Good Readers Do:Reading Strategies for Beginners


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 [...]


What is a blend?

What is a “blend?” My son’s teacher says that he will learn to read faster if he knows them. A consonant blend is two or more consecutive consonants in a word whose sounds blend together. Although the sounds “blend” together, each sound is still heard. These are examples of a blend: fry, dress, swim and string. A …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersGreat Guest Post Video on Phonics by Mr. ThroneWhat Good Readers Do:Helping Your [...]


Reading Strategies for Beginners

My daughter is in grade 1. She is bringing home little books to practice reading with us. We also have lots of books around our house and I notice that she is starting to pick them up and read them. She loves to read and seems quite confident. I know it all sounds great but …Related Posts:How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerHand Print HeartWhat Makes Kindergarten Teachers Crazy? Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerWhen [...]

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