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Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness

Using Technology to Teach Phoneme Awareness: What Does the Future Look Like?

Using technology to teach phoneme awareness: What does the future look like? Let’s take a peek! The Importance of Phoneme Awareness Parents and teachers have long used technology to teach phoneme awareness to their students. In the past, students were often taught to identify phonemes by ear. This required them to listen to a recording …

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Using Technology to Teach Phonics and Decoding

Using Technology to Teach Phonics and Decoding: What Does the Future Look Like?

Technology has come a long way in the classroom. Using technology to teach phonics and decoding, what does the future look like? What is Phonics and Decoding? Phonics is a method of teaching reading that focuses on the relationship between the sounds of spoken language and the letters of written language. Decoding is a key …

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Summer Reading Activities for Children

Summer Reading Activities for Children Ages 6-8

There are many summer reading activities that children ages 6-8 can do. One great way to encourage reading is to create a reading nook or reading corner in your home. This can be a special place where your child can go to read and relax. Stock the reading nook with plenty of books, magazines, and …

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Reading Activities for Ages 3-5

Reading Activities for Ages 3-5 for the Summer

Tips for getting your child to read during the summer and reading activities for ages 3-5: Summertime is a great opportunity for children to explore reading. Here are some tips to help your child read during the summer: Make reading a part of your daily routine. Just as you would brush your teeth or take …

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Reading Activities for Toddlers

Reading Activities for Toddlers for the Summer

Reading Activities for Toddlers: How to Get Started If you’re looking for some reading activities for your toddler this summer, you’ve come to the right place! Getting your toddler started on a reading program can be a great way to help them get ahead. Here are a few tips to get you started: Start with …

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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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did you know coloring develops reading skills

Did You Know Coloring Develops Reading Skills?

Did you know coloring develops reading skills along with several skills such as fine motor skills, problem solving skills, and boosts their creativity? Have you heard the latest news?  Some of the biggest selling books are coloring books for adults!  NBC News Coloring is a great stress reliever.  I loved to color and draw when …

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Does Your Child Struggle With Paying Attention?

Does your child struggle with paying attention? Successful reading behaviors sprout from good listening skills and the ability to follow directions. Your child gazes around the room or out the window when you talk to him? You ask your child to go pick up the toys and when you check in later, the toys are …

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juvenile learn to read can crime be prevented

If Juvenile Offenders Learn to Read Can Juvenile Crime Be Prevented?

Q: If juvenile offenders learn to read can juvenile crime be prevented? Answer:  YES. Learn to read and many juvenile offenders can reach a turning point.  How many of us think about the number of juveniles incarcerated in detainee facilities?  Recidivism rates among juveniles is very high.  For many, it is a revolving door.  What happens …

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