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When You Were Older Book Review
In her novel, When You Were Older, Catherine Ryan Hyde explores one man's journey through life in the post 9/11 United States. This coming of age novel delves into timeless themes that affect all of us. I read this compelling novel in one greedy gulp!
Initial Reading Instruction Vocabulary
Instructors who discuss reading with parents often use the vocabulary of reading instruction without defining the words. What do all of those words mean? Here are some words with their meanings that are commonly used to discuss early reading skills, including decoding in reading instruction.
Summer Reading Ideas for Teens and Adults
Summer reading isn't just for little kids. Teens and adults can enjoy that extra reading time, too. Start with your public library. Often they have special reading programs for the summer. Some of these can include great prizes. Check in with your librarian, and check out the program!
Summer Reading Ideas for Kids Ages 6 to 6th Grade
Parents, here are ideas to increase the time that your child reads in the summer and enjoys it! The article is written in kid-friendly language to share it with children. It is addressed to them. There are also resources at the end of the article to help them have a great summer reading experience!
Summer Reading Ideas for Kids Birth to Six
Children from the ages of birth to six can be taught to love reading. One way to do this is to take them to the library and enjoy activities there. Another way is to teach pre-reading skills in an engaging and lively way. The "6 by 6 Skills" for learning to read have great tips for pre-reading!
Ella Autie Book Review
Ella Autie by Catlaina Vrana is an informational picture book about autism that is written and illustrated by a young autistic woman. With charming illustrations and forthright text, it tells the story of a 4th grade girl with autism. The book shows how understanding autism can lead to friendship.
Sightwords Site Review for Sightwords Curriculum
One of the happiest surprises that I've had in a while is finding the sightwords.com website. It is a treasure trove of reading resources that are arranged to be user-friendly. The well-maintained site has flashcard makers and a comprehensive sightwords curriculum that has printable resources.
Sightwords Website Review for Phonemic Awareness
The sightwords.com site is the very best site that I have ever seen for teaching those foundational skills for early reading success. Reviewed are the Phonemic Awareness components of the site, which include Phonemic Awareness Basics, Phonemic Awareness Games, and Phoneme Sound Pronunciation.
Hi-Lo Books Reading Resources
Here are tried and true resources for Hi-Lo books; they're highly recommended. These books are of high interest for teens. They have a simpler sentence structure and a lower vocabulary load. These books can allow older, struggling students to practice reading and build skills in an engaging way.
Beating the High Cost of Reading Books
If you love to read, don't let cost hold you back. There are ways to get around the high cost of books. Read as a family! Don't let costs stunt your reading time. Adult reading is important to keep your mind active and to model good reading habits for children that you interact with. Just read!
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