Children’s Reading

Reading Comprehension and Cloze

READING COMPREHENSION AND CLOZE: Do You Know How To CLOZE? Grade 2 and Grade 3

Reading Comprehension and CLOZE. The prize to reading is comprehension!  We read for pleasure, and to gain knowledge and information.  Just like any good recipe, there are several ingredients necessary for developing reading comprehension strategies:  [Building the Reading Brain PreK-3 by Patricia Wolfe and Pamela Nevills] Ingredients for Reading Comprehension:  Using generous spoonfuls of: Vocabulary …

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Why does reading aloud help my child to read

Why Does Reading Aloud Help my Child Learn to Read?

“The single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children.” — Becoming a Nation of Readers a U.S. Department of Education Report, 1985 Why does reading aloud help my child learn to read? The two main doors for words to get into our brain is …

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Your Family and Culture

Your Family and Culture: We Are Family!

Your Family and Culture:  how much do you know about yours? One of the most important factors in your child’s life is your family and culture.  Culture matters more than race.  Culture is the set of beliefs, behaviors and value that a country, region or tribe accept as normal.  These values are embedded into your …

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skip omit words reading

MY CHILD SKIPS/OMITS WORDS WHILE READING!

My child skips/omits words while reading! Omissions can lead to reduced comprehension and are usually caused by a ‘skill deficiency’ such as weak phoneme awareness a ‘skill deficiency’ such as inadequate decoding skills under lied by weak phoneme awareness reading too rapidly or carelessly which is a ‘reading efficiency skill’ issue TIPS FOR WHAT TO …

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LOW SELF-ESTEEM SELF-CONFIDENCE

How Does Low Self-Esteem, Self-Confidence Look?

Pause and Reflect with Buckaroo Buckeye.  How does low self-esteem/self-confidence look?  Here, Buckaroo Buckeye is beginning to believe the hurtful words of others.          His self-confidence is weakening. Low self-esteem can place kids at risk.  Low self-esteem increases stress and can create difficulties for kids to solve the different kinds of problems and challenges they encounter in their …

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