assessment & evaluation

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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The 5 Words Parents don't want to hear about their Child's Reading Skills

  Reading skills start young and last a lifetime. There are many challenges for parents as you raise your children.  The rules of the game seem to change every day making it even more challenging to keep up.  All parents want first, is that their children are healthy, happy, and safe.  After that however, there …

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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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Reading Skills: Construction Zone Warning for Parents!

Reading skills are a construction zone of Benchmarks.  Architects and carpenters are builders who use ‘benches’ and ‘blueprints’ for tools as they build their structures.  Teachers and parents are architects and builders also.  Their ‘benches’ and ‘blueprints’ just look different. Benchmarks are the benches and blueprints for teachers and parents, as they construct successful students.  …

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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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