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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.
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.
Natural Places to Practice Reading
Each day has opportunities for natural reading. Be alert for them! Teach your children to be active readers in their surroundings. It gives them opportunities to interact with their environment. In addition to improving their reading skills, they will also be more connected to their community.
New Practice Readers Review
The New Practice Readers (NPR) series is described as "America’s Favorite Reading Comprehension Program in Two-Page Lesson Formats of Cross-Curricular Nonfiction Articles." This NPR series helps students improve their comprehension and gives them a chance to develop confidence in their skills.
Read Across America Day March 2
Start your plan now! Read Across America is coming! March 2 can be a glorious celebration of reading in your family. Visit a library. Bring friends and neighbors into Read Across America, so that they can enjoy this special day, too. Have a wonderful day of reading!
Reading a Textbook for Information
Try these effective strategies to read a textbook and build reading comprehension skills. This article will give you step-by-step instructions for reading a textbook.
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 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.
Reading Develops Writing Skills Naturally
I failed my diagnostic grammar test in college, and the teacher didn't want me in her Comp 1 class. How could I write and not know grammar beyond nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs? The answer is that I am a reader who reads at least a book a week. Why does that matter when it comes to writing?
Reading Fluency Practice Strategies
When it comes to reading fluency practice strategies, change your practice methods for the student in order to keep practicing fresh and interesting. Praise often for the progress that the student is making. Don't expect perfection; expect progress.
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