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What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean

What Do Those Informal Classroom Reading Test Scores Mean?

PART 2: Reading Tests & Parent Involvement:Informal Reading Test Assessments/Screens. Reading is a learned skill.  We are not born with the natural ability to read! What do those informal classroom reading test scores mean? Parents, Are you receiving any progress reports, other than report cards, from your child’s teacher about their reading ability level? How often …

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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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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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Reading Skills increase with movement

Reading Skills Increase with Movement

Reading skills increase with movement.   Winter is taking its toll.  Snow piled up, schools closed, and some of the coldest temperatures on record!  Are your kids suffering from cabin fever?  How are their reading skills?  Keep them moving.  Research has shown that movement aids in cognitive processing and focus. Ask a ballerina.  My daughter …

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Reading Skills game

Reading Skills Game 2 -Are You Game?

Here is another game to help your child learn to read and strengthen their reading skills! Reading Skills Game 2:  Follow the Light!  Ages 4 and up. This game is great for developing the ‘bilateralism’ capabilities of the brain.  This is a necessary brain function for reading skills because scientists have shown that reading involves …

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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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