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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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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 Ohio roots this past week.  It's always nice …

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Reinforce Reading Skills by Exercising Your Child’s Learning Brain

The Learning Brain and Reading skills. Reading Skills Ages 5-7 are built upon a strong foundation All buildings rely upon a strong foundation. So too, does the building of reading success. Every season is rich in visual and sensory input. Take advantage of the opportunity. Reading is visual input strengthened with spatial awareness and attention …

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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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Family, Culture, and the Dinner Table Build Self-Esteem

Build Your Self Esteem at the dinner table. Can You Describe Hamburger Frying? Family, culture, and the dinner table build self-esteem. So much of who we are, was/is, established around the dinner table with family. Balancing today’s hectic schedules, added to the distance at which many families are separated, often means that only special events may bring …

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Back-to-School and the ‘H’ Word: Homework Tips

Many kids dread going back-to-school because of the looming amounts of homework.  Parents, do you sigh also? “Schooling should teach kids how to learn, and parents should teach them how to work by establishing work rules and work ethic at home.  Homework provides an opportunity for parents to reinforce and build upon what a child …

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You Better Read this or Else! Stop Bullying

Why do children bully?      Fact:  “Bullying is aggressive behavior that is intentional, hurtful, physical and psychological, threatening and persistent/repeated, and imbalance of power and dominance.” Facts About Bullying Before you can stop something you have to know what bullying looks like! hitting, slapping, elbowing, slamming someone with your shoulder, tripping, pushing Hurtful or …

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