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Reading to Cook Together as a Family
Cooking with your kids is a fun way to encourage them to get in some reading practice. Cooking allows children to read, work with fractions, and follow directions. It give families a chance to have special time together to do meaningful work as they are using reading for life's activities.
Missing Math: A Number Mystery Review
Missing Math: A Number Mystery, written and illustrated by Loreen Leedy, authoritatively answers the question, "What good is math anyway?" This children's book starts with one of its clever rhymes to set the scene. The bright illustrations in Missing Math: A Number Mystery are digitally painted.
Harry's Spooky Surprise! Read Aloud Review
Harry's Spooky Surprise, by n. g. k. and illustrated by Janelle Dimmett, is the best book of its type that I have seen in years. I highly recommend this future classic for parents and teachers of young children. The charming prose and glorious pictures show friendship and gratitude in action.
Historical Fiction for Family Read Alouds
Family read alouds are close bonding times that help children develop a love of reading. Reading historical fiction can give children an understanding of our present-day society by seeing what the past was like and how that led to our present times. This article has a list of historical fiction.
Reading Quotations for Inspiration
Let's have some fun and get inspiration! When a kid asks, "Why do I have to read?" you can whisk out these quotations and share the wisdom of famous readers with the child. Then, sit down and read together! Make it a special time.
Commonly Used Homophone Challenge
While there are hundreds of homophone groups, some of the words are seldom used. This article has a list of some of the most commonly used, and misused, homophones. They are in alphabetical order, more or less. How many of these can you use correctly? Let us know how you fare in the Reading Forum!
25 Benefits of Reading
If we are readers, we read books constantly. Even if we are not readers, we read, constantly. Directions, signs, pamphlets, work product, labels, textbooks, novels, and reviews all count as reading. Why should you read? What are the benefits of reading? Here are 25 of them, in no particular order.
Teaching Kids to Love Reading
You donít have to stop reading out loud once your child learns to read. Reading together is still important Ė and fun! You can also encourage the kids to read in their spare time. Here is one family's story about developing a love of reading with their children
Reading Comprehension Skill Vocabulary
There are many skills that drive reading comprehension study in the schools, and there is a vocabulary that is used to transmit the reading comprehension curriculum. When you are talking to teachers, tutors, and administrators, it is important to know this vocabulary for effective communication.
Reading for Pleasure Enhances Comprehension
If your child lacks motivation to read, try some new ideas to get them excited about reading. Reading for Pleasure makes reading fun, and it helps to improve reading comprehension. Doing this program 5 days a week can quickly raise a child's reading level!
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