Reading Assessment

The Reading Test: Parents, What Do Those Informal Classroom Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 2: Reading Tests & Parent Involvement: Informal Reading Test Assessments/Screens. Reading is a learned skill.  We are not born with the natural ability to read! Parents, Are you receiving any progress reports, other than report cards, from your child’s teacher about their reading ability level? How often does your child’s teacher communicate about your child’s …

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The Reading Test: Parents, What Do Those Standardized Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 1: Reading Tests and Parent Involvement:  Standardized Tests. Reading is a learned skill.  We are not born with the natural ability to read!   Okay parents, you have received results for your child’s ‘standardized’ reading test scores.  Now what? What do they mean? What can you do? Here are some insights that I hope …

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PARENT READING TIPS: Why Doesn’t My Child Want to Read?

“In the pages of a book anyone can be a great explorer or become their dream.  The power of education and daydreaming creates the innovators of the future.”—Archer Sierra Reading and your child's interest in reading was on my local news last evening. http://www.kpho.com/story/28202822/kids-need-to-read-provides-books-to-disadvantaged-arizona-school-kids I can’t tell you how many times, as a Reading Specialist, …

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IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

Fact, many research studies have determined that IQ does not directly correlate to reading achievement.  There are two factors that contribute greatly to reading difficulties and each contains multiple ‘signs’ for reading challenges.   The two factors are ‘biological/neurological’ and ‘environmental’.  KEEP IN MIND that discovering a child has a brain system that is not functioning …

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5 Ways to Make Reading Fun: Help your Child Learn to Read

Here are some great activities that help your child learn the fun of reading.  They are presented for young children [ages 4-6] but with your creative adjustments, they work for older children also [ages 7-9] 1-Have your child design their own bookmark.  Trace around an existing bookmark for a template, go on the internet, or …

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Reading: Choosing a Book with the Five Finger Rule

THE FIVE  FINGER RULE: A SIMPLE METHOD FOR CHOOSING THE RIGHT BOOK FOR YOUR CHILD’S INDEPENDENT READING ABILITY [this method is most appropriate for end of 1st grade up] The easiest way to determine if a book is at an appropriate independent reading level for your child is to use the “five finger” rule. *Have …

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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 DO: …

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