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Aug 22, 2012

Reading Log

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

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

Reading and Writing

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

Reading and Autism

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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