reading tips

2401, 2015

Making Words-Nuts & Bolts to Reading

Making Words

4 of 6 in series- Balanced Literacy

We live and breathe words. – Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

Good readers use multiple strategies while struggling readers tend to cling to one. (Generally, poor readers cling to decoding which I call “hiss and spit – sounding out words.”) I find most children don’t know how to blend […]

1201, 2015

Self Selected Reading in 7 steps.

Part 3 of 6 – Balanced Literacy

“Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him.”
~ Maya Angelou, poet

This is the 3rd post in a series of 6 titled: Balanced Literacy
Balanced Literacy consists of the following: Guided Reading, Reading […]

512, 2014

3 Steps To Helping Your Child Be A Better Reader

 

Reading Fitness
3 Keys To Reading

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. ~ Emily Buchwald

Being physically fit encompasses 3 components: strength, endurance, and flexibility.
Being able to read well also comprises the same three components. Include these components when working with your children, and your children will be on the road to a fit, […]

2409, 2014

Here’s A Quick Way to Get Kids Reading

Get Smooth At Reading & Writing With Smoothies
Smoothies aren’t just for summer time. In fact, anytime is a good time for a smoothie. Amazingly, making a smoothie gets kids reading.

All summer, I made berry, banana, peach, and kale smoothies. (My own creations with fresh mint leaves AND sometimes I left the mint leaves out and […]

error

Enjoy this blog? Please follow us!