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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!
Heckedy Peg Picture Book Review
Heckedy Peg is the melding of Audrey Wood's words and the paintings of Don Wood to make a compelling picture book that is a treat for all ages. Young readers love the story and enjoy the pictures of the characters, especially the children. Kids like to discover the nuances of each of the pictures.
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.
Adults Need to Read
Recently, I saw a meme on Facebook that horrified me. It claimed that 42% of college graduates never read a book after they graduate. Once their formal education is over, college graduates don't see why reading books is relevant to their lives. Why it important for adults to read books?
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 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.
The Modern Library
The library of my youth was quiet place with shelves of books and tables to sit and read or study. The card catalog offered the road map to the library's offerings. The modern library has far more to offer. What does a well-equipped library have to share with patrons? Read on!
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