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June 22 2012 Reading Newsletter

Welcome to the BellaOnline Reading Newsletter! Summer is here, which for me means it is time to catch up on my reading wish list.

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Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms

Children and new English learners quickly discover there are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. There are also words that are spelled the same, but have completely different meanings. Here are tips for teaching homophones and homographs.

Book Review - Build Comprehension
Book Review of Scholastic's "Reading Passages That Build Comprehension" series featuring Context Clues and Figurative Language, Fact and Opinion, Predicting, Inference, Main Idea and Details, Compare and Contrast, and Drawing Conclusions.

Print Awareness Activities for Reading
Learning about how print works is an important prereading skill. Here are some activities to develop print awareness for young children.

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