Reading comprehension

I Color Better than You! Coloring Develops Reading Skills?

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 I was young, and still do. How about your child?  Did you know that several skills developed through coloring can also help your …

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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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Is Seeing Believing? Reading Skills vs. Brain Skills

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 reading skills. It helps us to identify a letter. …

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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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IQ is Not a Strong Predictor of Reading Comprehension Success

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 discovering a child has a brain system that is not functioning …

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