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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!
The Gifting 3 Book Series Review
The Gifting, The Awakening, and The Gathering are books in a series written by K. E. Ganshert for the Young Adult market, but they can be enjoyed by adults, too. This series is a page turning adventure in reading. The series has action, a sweet romance, and is filled with the supernatural. WOW!
BookBub for Cheap Book Deals to Build an E-Library
BookBub alerts readers to offers that are deep discounts on books. Their daily member emails offer me about a dozen deals on books. Some are free. The others are usually $2.99 and under. It's easy to sign up. Just go to the website and follow the prompts. I love my daily BookBub emails!
Understood Website Review for Reading
In addition to superb resources to help those with learning difficulties and attentional problems, this website has a simulator to help folks understand a bit of the frustration that kids feel when they have to struggle with reading. Visit Understood.org to find thousands of resources for reading!
Reading Decoding Vocabulary
Knowing the language of reading instruction can improve communications between the family and the school. A parent makes informed decisions about a child's education by having effective conversations with the people who are teaching that child.
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!
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