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Phoneme Awareness Activities for Parents to Use With Their Kids

Phoneme Awareness Activities for Parents to Use with Their Kids

If you’re looking for ways to help your child develop phonemic awareness, you’re in luck! There are plenty of activities you can do at home to support your child’s learning. Check out these phoneme awareness activities for parents to use with their kids. Sound Sorting: This activity is a great way to help your child …

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Technology can be a powerful tool to support the development of essential literacy skills

Technology Can Be a Powerful Tool to Support the Development of Essential Literacy Skills

A growing body of research demonstrates the importance of technology in developing literacy skills. Technology can support the development of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency skills. It can also help develop vocabulary, comprehension, and critical thinking skills. When used correctly, technology can be a powerful tool to support the development of essential literacy skills. Technology …

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technology and the reading process

Technology and the Reading Process: Computer vs. Classroom Only

How Technology is Changing the Reading Process Technology is changing the reading process in a number of ways. Perhaps the most obvious way is the way we access information. We can now access information from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This means that we can read books, articles, and other materials from …

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3 ways to prevent summer slide in reading

3 Ways to Prevent Summer Slide in Reading

The term “summer slide” refers to the potential loss of academic progress and learning that many students experience during summer break. Learning loss is definitely a global problem, but it is preventable if you are proactive. In this article, we will show you 3 ways to prevent summer slide in reading. Around 34 million American …

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What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean

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! What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean? Parents, Are you receiving any progress reports, other than report cards, from your child’s teacher about their reading ability level? How often …

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What Do Those Standardized Reading Test Scores Mean?

What Do Those Standardized Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 1: Reading Tests and Parent Involvement:  Standardized Tests. What do those standardized reading test scores mean?  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? …

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Why doesn't my child want to read

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

“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 not predictor reading comprehension

IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

IQ is not a strong predictor of reading comprehension success. In 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 …

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