literacy

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 to them after they reach the age of 18?  Many return …

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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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Exercise Your Child’s Learning Brain and Develop Reading Skills

Tracing is great visual perception and motor skill practice which helps build reading skills. Tracing develops the hand-eye coordination needed for reading and writing and the fine motor skills for writing.  Tracing also exercises their ‘eye for detail’ which aids in decoding and comprehension. Let’s Get Started! Collect things around the house and place them …

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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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Do You Know How to CLOZE for Reading Comprehension? Grade 2 and Grade 3

Reading Comprehension and CLOZE.  The prize to reading is comprehension!  We read for pleasure, and to gain knowledge and information. Just like any good recipe, there are several ingredients necessary for developing reading comprehension strategies:  [Building the Reading Brain PreK-3 by Patricia Wolfe and Pamela Nevills] Ingredients: using generous spoonfuls of Vocabulary development (both listening …

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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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