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Apr 11, 2013

A reading program for children like Reading Eggs can help your child learn the essential literacy skills they need to become successful readers. Some of the main ways Reading Eggs can benefit your child include:

Learning while having fun

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Apr 10, 2013

One of the most common difficulties children encounter when learning to read is the failure to understand the alphabetic principle, that is, how written spellings represent the sounds of words. Phonics games help children develop the confidence and understanding with...

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Apr 10, 2013

Learning to read online is fast becoming the norm in an age where the internet provides an almost limitless range of literacy games, reading material and other learning resources to help children learn to read. While reading real books will...

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Apr 10, 2013

By the time children are in kindergarten they will be developing critical reading skills that will help them throughout their academic life. Some of the most fundamental skills that children will learn in kindergarten include:

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is...

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Apr 10, 2013

Teaching children how to read involves many different instructional methods. Some of the fundamental methods to teach a child to read include:

Rereading books to build fluency

Reading books several times may seem boring to the parent, but to the...

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Apr 03, 2013

Reading stories together with your child is one of the best ways that you can help them develop the confidence and skills to eventually learn to read on their own. Try some of the following tips to make story reading...

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Apr 03, 2013

Learning sight words is one of the first steps that a child needs to take on their learning to read journey. Sight word games are one of the most effective ways to teach children how to automatically identify these words,...

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Apr 03, 2013

Developing phonics skills and an understanding of the alphabetic principle is one of the most fundamental skills a child needs to master on their learning to read journey. Learning to read with phonics games is one of the most effective...

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Apr 03, 2013

Teaching children to read at home can help set them up for literacy success once they start school. Some of the best ways you can teach your child the basics of learning to read at home include:

Developing skills with...

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Apr 03, 2013

One of the most common difficulties a child will encounter when learning to read is the failure to understand phonics, that is, how written spellings represent the sounds of spoken words. To help teach your children phonics skills, try engaging...

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Mar 18, 2013

What is Phonics?

Phonics is the understanding of how letters are linked to the individual sounds in words, called phonemes. It’s the knowledge of how letters and sounds relate creating their appropriate sound and spelling pattern. This is known as...

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Mar 18, 2013

Programs for reading like ABC Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress are designed to teach children the core literacy skills needed to be successful at school with a progressive sequence of interactive and motivational lessons. Some of the benefits of the...

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Mar 15, 2013

Develop Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills

Phonemic awareness is the ability to identify the individual sounds, known as phonemes, which make up words. Phonics is the ability to link the individual sounds in words, or phonemes, to individual letters –...

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Mar 14, 2013

ABC Reading Eggs and Reading Eggspress make learning to read online enjoyable, effective and highly interactive for children. Based on the idea that children learn best while having fun, both programs combine scientifically based learning activities with highly enjoyable elements...

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Mar 11, 2013

1. Develop Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Skills

Developing phonemic awareness and phonics skills are the first fundamental steps an emerging reader will need to take when starting to read. Phonemic awareness gives children the essential listening skills to become aware...

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Mar 05, 2013

When reading books to children it’s important to make sure they are given all the support they need. Some helpful tips to make sure your child learns to read effectively include:

1. Provide a good reading example

When reading to...

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Mar 04, 2013

When learning to read, children need books that are engaging, provide an adequate challenge to their current reading skills, and most importantly, books that they will enjoy and encourage them to keep reading.

Starting out

Emergent readers are still at...

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Mar 01, 2013

Try these three fun phonics games perfect for children just starting to read in kindergarten or pre-school:

Letters Race

You will need a magnetic board or fridge, magnetic letters of the alphabet, and some open space for this game. Set...

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Mar 01, 2013

Reading games that you can play with your child at home are a great way for them to learn essential literacy skills while having fun. Try playing these 3 fun reading games with your child at home:

Find a...

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Feb 28, 2013

With most children having easy access to the internet, either at home, school or the library, reading websites for kids like ABC Reading Eggs and ABC Reading Eggspress are increasingly providing children with the reading and literacy skills...

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Feb 21, 2013

Learning and applying writing skills during everyday activities is a great way for your child to develop their writing. While writing stories may teach your child to use their imagination, writing for an everyday purpose can teach them to apply...

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Feb 21, 2013

When a child takes the first steps on their learning to read journey there are three key literacy areas that are critical to future success. These include:

1. Phonemic Awareness and Phonics skills

Phonemic awareness and phonics skills are...

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Feb 20, 2013

Reading books online is fast becoming the norm in an age where the internet provides teachers and parents with innumerable learning resources at the click of a mouse. While it is still highly beneficial for kids to read books at...

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Feb 19, 2013

Developing phonics skills is fundamental for young children to learn how to read. Along with an understanding of phonemes, that is, the individual sounds that make up words, phonics is one of the first core literacy skills that children learn...

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Feb 04, 2013

When learning to read online, there are five key elements that your child needs to master in order to become a fluent reader that reads for meaning. These 5 key elements are:

1.Phonemic Awareness

Phonemes are the units of...

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Feb 01, 2013

Teaching your child to read at home can help them develop the skills and, perhaps more importantly, a positive, self-motivated attitude that will shape their future learning experiences. Try incorporating the following into your child’s reading experience and watch how...

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Feb 01, 2013

Learning sight words is one of the essential skills needed to become a fluent reader, and there are many sight word activities that can help early readers integrate these crucial words into their vocabulary.

With more than 200 in...

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Jan 31, 2013

For kids to become successful readers they will need to master many skills. Among the most fundamental of these skills that kids can learn by reading online include:

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

These two skills are essentially two sides of...

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Jan 31, 2013

Playing games is a great way to develop literacy skills and motivate your child to learn. Some fun games that help children with their reading by building vocabulary include:

What’s in the bag?

Fill a bag with a variety of...

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Jan 09, 2013

The internet is an invaluable learning resource, with thousands of reading books available online for kids. These online reading books are usually called ebooks, and can be downloaded or viewed online either on their own or as part of a...

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Dec 18, 2012

Spelling for kids can often be far trickier than learning to read. Try these 3 ways to help improve your child’s spelling:

1. Create a word wall

Designate a space easily accessible to your child – whether on a fridge,...

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Dec 18, 2012

Providing an introduction to the alphabet and reading, phonics games help kids understand the relationship between sounds (also known as phonemes) and letters. As a fun a and highly motivational learning method, phonics games can be found online, usually as...

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Dec 14, 2012

1. Use Graphic Organisers

Graphic organisers are a way of organising information visually to help your child's reading comprehension by illustrating the interrelationships between particular aspects of a story. Many graphic organisers resemble flow charts, with boxes of text and...

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Dec 13, 2012

1. Read aloud with your child

Knowing what a fluent reader sounds like is critical for a child to advance their reading towards fluency. By reading aloud to your child you can give them a vocal model of fluent reading...

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Dec 13, 2012

There are many benefits of reading online for kids, including:

One-on-one Learning

Online reading programs like ABC Reading Eggs instruct children in key literacy areas within a one-on-one learning environment. Unlike learning in a classroom setting, lessons and activities...

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Dec 11, 2012

Although reading itself is a complex process, involving a number of different literacy skills, the steps taken in order to introduce those skills are relatively simple. In order to teach kids how to read, and how to enjoy the reading...

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Dec 11, 2012

Educators agree that when teaching kids to read there are five core literacy skills that need to be taught: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency and comprehension. Here follows five ways that you can develop these skills in your child and...

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Dec 06, 2012

With a wide array of reading resources touting different methods as the most effective to teach a child reading, it's often hard to know which is in fact the most effective. Different teaching styles notwithstanding, at the most fundamental level...

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Dec 06, 2012

Children usually learn to read and write around the age of five or six, and educators have found that the skills of reading and writing complement one another. The learning of each skill is made both easier and more effective...

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Dec 06, 2012

Most children start to read somewhere around age five or six, while some begin even earlier. Regardless of whether or not you have an early reader, the early years are a critical time for developing a love of reading in...

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Nov 14, 2012

Reading assessments form an important part of many reading programs, allowing parents and teachers to determine a child’s reading level, and to therefore cater lessons and activities to their reading ability.

The most effective reading assessments help parents and...

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Nov 14, 2012

Learning to read is one of, if not the most important educational milestone for a child. As such, the internet is now home to countless reading and literacy games, activities and programs that teach children reading online. So, are online...

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Nov 14, 2012

An understanding of phonics is one of the core literacy skills kids need to become fluent readers. As such there is a burgeoning resource of lessons, activities and games that teach kids phonics online. But what is phonics exactly?

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Nov 14, 2012

Educators of young children recognise the great advantage of using play-based teaching techniques as a means of instruction. A child’s first language is play, and if educators use learn-to-read games in order to teach and instruct children, they find that...

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Nov 14, 2012

While there are countless different ways to get kids reading books, there are three vital constants that you need to provide your child to ensure they become the most effective reader – access to good books, an effective reading program,...

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Nov 07, 2012

One of the most important things to teach a child is to read. Teaching reading to kids is essential to their development, giving them the skills necessary to further their education and set them up for future academic success.

But...

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Nov 06, 2012

A common stumbling block for children learning to read is difficulty understanding phonics, that is, letters and their corresponding sounds. One of the best ways to overcome this problem and prepare young children for reading is to engage them in...

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Nov 06, 2012

One of the first literacy skills children need to acquire when learning to read is an understanding of phonics, that is, the ability to recognise letters and the sounds they make. For children to develop and apply phonics reading skills...

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Nov 06, 2012

Reading is one of the most important things that children can learn, providing a gateway to a child’s future academic success. For early readers, achieving reading fluency and reading for meaning and comprehension is the ultimate goal.

Reading games...

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Nov 01, 2012

When teaching how to read, it’s great to have some goals in place for your child to work towards. The aim of teaching how to read is never as short-sighted as completing a worksheet or activity, rather it should be...

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Oct 26, 2012

The goal of any reading program should always be to have children reading real books. Reading activities and worksheets have their place, but the goal of any good reading instruction should be getting children reading, as well as understanding and...

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Oct 26, 2012

There are innumerable resources available for kids reading online, including reading games, activities and programs that help develop reading skills both in the classroom and at home. But with so much choice can come confusion. Which resources are the most...

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Oct 26, 2012

While no one questions the importance of learning how to read, what is up for debate is how enjoyable the process can be. While learning how to read may prove to be more difficult for some children than others, a...

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Oct 26, 2012

Educators find that the most effective way to teach kids to read is through interactive reading instruction. Kids best learn to read when the instruction and the reading material are aimed directly at their reading ability.

An interactive reading...

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Oct 26, 2012

Children most often begin reading around five or six years of age. While it may appear that for some children reading is something they just ‘pick up’, this is rarely the case. In order to achieve reading fluency, children must...

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Oct 03, 2012

The process of reading for children is a complex one, involving a number of reading skills that kids have to learn, develop, and use simultaneously in order to both read and improve their reading. According to Marilyn Adams, an esteemed...

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Oct 03, 2012

No parent wants their child to struggle with reading, but it’s important to be aware of the signs of reading struggles in order provide your child with effective reading help if necessary. Repeated ear infections as a young child, speech...

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Oct 03, 2012

As a means of making learning fun and motivational, kids reading games can be very effective at teaching early literacy skills, especially when they are part of a broader, systematic reading program. In order to be truly effective, a reading...

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Oct 03, 2012

The growing awareness of how important structured literacy development is to the educational life of a child has seen a proliferation of reading programs and resources available online. But does kids online reading really help them to read?

As...

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Oct 03, 2012

Systematic and explicit phonics instruction is a crucial part of any reading program, and interactive phonics games are one of the most effective and enjoyable ways for kids to learn phonics.

Phonics instruction, that is, the method of teaching...

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Sep 19, 2012

The internet abounds with literacy activities for kids, with a wide variety of phonics games online. These games offer a great resource for parents and teachers to supplement the reading instruction that kids are already receiving at school. Playing phonics...

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Sep 19, 2012

To learn how to read is one of, if not the most important rite of passage in a child’s early education, and one that is far more complex and rigourous than seems at first glance.

When kids learn how to...

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Sep 19, 2012

The goal of any reading program should ultimately be to have kids reading books independently, with the ability to comprehend for meaning and communicate meaning to others. As a means to this end, teachers and parents need to provide their...

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Sep 19, 2012

Reading is both of enormous significance in the educational life of a child, and an incredibly complex skill for young readers to master. While it is easy to assume that kids will just ‘pick up’ reading over time, research has...

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Sep 19, 2012

The success of a child’s early reading development has been proven as an essential factor in their later academic life, therefore its important that kids learn to read through a systematic process that addresses the core areas of literacy.

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Sep 12, 2012

Being literate can have an enormous impact on the social and educational life of a child. The importance of literacy remains unquestioned, but the research indicates just how complex the process of learning to read is. Acquiring literacy can be...

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Sep 12, 2012

Anyone beginning the journey of teaching their child to read quickly learns how important phonics is for kids. You’d be hard-pressed to find a reading program that doesn’t place a lot of emphasis on the importance of phonics. But what...

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Sep 12, 2012

Phonics instruction has received a lot of attention in education circles of late. It is making a much-needed return to literacy instruction after falling out of favour for a time. The particular kind of phonics instruction that has been criticised...

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Sep 12, 2012

Because literacy is so important to a child’s educational and intellectual life, it’s no wonder that there’s more emphasis than ever on kids learning phonics. While phonics once used to be a popular means of instruction, it fell out of...

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Sep 12, 2012

The importance of literacy in a child’s educational development and achievement cannot be emphasised enough. It’s a well-known fact that when kids learn to read, they acquire skills that lead to success in school, community and their eventual working life....

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Aug 29, 2012

Reading is the most important skill that kids can have in their educational ‘toolbox’. However kids don’t just ‘pick-up’ reading, they have to be taught it. Learning to read is a complex art, one that requires kids to learn a...

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Aug 29, 2012

Reading is the most important skill that kids can have in their educational ‘toolbox’. However kids don’t just ‘pick-up’ reading, they have to be taught it. Learning to read is a complex art, one that requires kids to learn a...

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Aug 29, 2012

Reading is a complex activity, requiring the reader to use countless skills simultaneously in order to read fluently. For both the child learning to read, and their parents, it can sometimes seem a thoroughly daunting task. And, knowing that a...

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Aug 29, 2012

It seems that there are more resources than ever when it comes to teaching kids how to read and many of them can be found online. From resources for teachers, to tips for parents, the Internet seems to have reading...

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Aug 28, 2012

It seems that there are more resources than ever when it comes to teaching kids how to read and many of them can be found online. From resources for teachers, to tips for parents, the Internet seems to have reading...

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Aug 23, 2012

Reading is the most important skill that children can have in their educational ‘toolbox’, so to speak, and the plain truth is, children don’t just ‘pick-up’ reading, they have to learn how to read. And learning to read begins long...

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Aug 23, 2012

There is a wide array of resources for teaching kids how to read, and many of them can be found online. From curriculum for teachers, to tips for parents, the Internet seems to have reading covered. But how can you...

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Aug 23, 2012

Not surprisingly, the only way for young readers to develop into fluent readers is to practice reading. The term ‘practice’ makes it sound like young readers are engaging in a parallel activity to reading, related to it, but not exactly...

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Aug 22, 2012

Reading logs can be a contentious issue for both educators and parents. For educators a reading log is often the signal of the trench war between enthusiasts for phonics and the devotees of whole language instruction. In a reductive nutshell,...

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Aug 22, 2012

Kids’ spelling is nothing if not inventive, but sometimes, the funny way kids spell things is a great reminder to parents and teachers that the English language is rather, for lack of a better word, irregular, in its spelling. The...

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Aug 16, 2012

Literacy involves being able to both read and write; reading and writing are sister activities, if you will, in the family of literacy. In writing circles it has become almost commonplace that reading helps you become a better writer. But...

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Aug 15, 2012

Autism is a neurological disorder that affects a child’s ability to understand language, communicate, play and relate to others. As so often the disorder affects the child’s language, this can have a strong effect on the child’s reading. But, this...

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Aug 15, 2012

Learning difficulties beset the best efforts of many children learning to read. Learning to read is a complex process in which young readers must engage in a number of literacy skills simultaneously in order to read fluently. Fluent readers must...

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Aug 07, 2012

Reading tests can be a useful part a reading program, as long as their aim is to help students become fluent readers who understand what they read. A simple reading test done before a child begins reading has the benefit...

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Aug 07, 2012

Reading assessments can be a useful part a reading program, as long as their aim is to help students become fluent readers who understand what they read. Reading assessments done before a child begins reading have the benefit of placing...

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Aug 06, 2012

Guided Reading is an essential part of any early literacy program. In a guided reading session within the classroom, students are placed into small groups according to their level of reading ability. Of course, even in a small group there...

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Aug 06, 2012

Sight words are the words that appear most frequently in our reading and writing. Often these words do not have a concrete image that accompanies them. They are high-frequency words that may not be able to be pictured, and as...

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Aug 06, 2012

It’s easy to focus on how important reading to children is. Reading to children is undoubtedly of immense importance to their reading life, as it provides them with opportunities to develop essential pre-reading skills, as well as models for fluent...

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Aug 06, 2012

Acquiring good reading skills is enormously significant to a child’s education. Educators are very quick to stress that learning good reading skills is an essential part of a child’s education, as literacy affects every part of a child’s learning, both...

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Aug 06, 2012

Reading books is a great adventure. How else could one person enter the land of giants, such as in Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, fight a battle with pirates, as in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, or experience a sea voyage...

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Aug 06, 2012

It should come as no surprise that kids like doing the activities that they find fun and engaging to do. And what seems like commonsense has the weight of research backing it as well: Educators and researchers have found that...

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Aug 06, 2012

In order for kids to make gains in their reading and really excel, they need to experience reading not just at school, but at home as well. Home reading reinforces all the great reading skills kids pick up at school,...

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Aug 06, 2012

Guided Reading Levels are an essential part of any early literacy program. In a guided reading session within the classroom, students are grouped into small groups according to their level of reading ability. Of course, even in a small group...

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Aug 03, 2012

It’s a truth almost universally acknowledged that the more enjoyable a task is, the more likely it is that anyone will want to do that task. It should come as no surprise, then, that kids like doing the activities that...

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Aug 03, 2012

In order for children to learn to read, it’s helpful to have a proverbial reservoir of activities for reading for them to do. Make that, a resevoir of enjoyable activities. Who wouldn’t rather engage in activities that are enjoyable to...

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Jul 23, 2012

It’s a truth almost universally acknowledged that the more enjoyable a task is, the more likely it is that anyone will want to do that task. It should come as no surprise, then, that kids like doing the tasks that...

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Jul 17, 2012

The more enjoyable a task, the more likely it is that a kid will want to engage in and complete that task. What seems like commonsense has the weight of research backing it as well: Educators and researchers have found...

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Jul 17, 2012

Children learning to read must acquire a number of complex skills that enable them to make the necessary links between the sound that words make and the way that they appear on the page. Phonics is one of the five...

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Jul 17, 2012

Getting kids reading is enormously significant to their entire education. Educators are very quick to stress that getting kids reading is the most important part of their schooling as literacy affects every part of a child’s learning, both in school...

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Jun 22, 2012

Educators often speak of the importance of phonics in regard to children learning how to read, but what is less understood is that there are two main different types of phonics, systematic and analytic, and the difference between them is...

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Jun 22, 2012

Learning to read is a complex process that can be broken down into a number of steps. Each step requires considerable practice. Some children progress through these steps rapidly and with ease, but others take longer. Motivation plays a vital...

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