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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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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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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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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 Reading and Flight Have in Common

What Do Reading and Flight Have in Common?

What do reading and flight have in common?  JUST THINK:  without a love of reading, your next flight might have been very delayed! Family, culture, and reading guide achievement.  On this plaque is the inscription of wise and encouraging words from the father of two young brothers named Orville and Wilbur.  Buckaroo returned to his …

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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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The 5 Words Parents don't want to hear

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 are …

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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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