Reading comprehension

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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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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exercise your childs learning brain

Exercise Your Child’s Learning Brain and Develop Reading Skills

Exercise your child’s learning brain and develop reading skills using tracing.  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 …

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Reading skills vs Brain skills

Reading Skills vs. Brain Skills; Is Seeing Believing?

Reading Skills vs Brain Skills, is seeing really believing?  The brain loves to play tricks on our minds using our eyes, ears, tongue, lips, and teeth.  These are all parts of the body that are necessary for us to develop reading skills and reading comprehension strategies. Visual discrimination is a brain process that helps our …

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Reading Comprehension and Cloze

READING COMPREHENSION AND CLOZE: Do You Know How To CLOZE? 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 for Reading Comprehension:  Using generous spoonfuls of: Vocabulary …

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IQ not predictor reading comprehension

IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

IQ is not a strong predictor of reading comprehension success. In fact, many research studies have determined that IQ does not directly correlate to reading achievement.  There are two factors that contribute greatly to reading difficulties and each contains multiple ‘signs’ for reading challenges.   The two factors are ‘biological/neurological’ and ‘environmental’.  KEEP IN MIND that …

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