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The Reading Test: Parents, 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! Parents, Are you receiving any progress reports, other than report cards, from your child’s teacher about their reading ability level? How often does your child’s teacher communicate about your child’s …

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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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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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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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Reading Skills Develop Better 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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Are You Game? Reading Skills Game 2

Here is another game to help your child learn to read and strengthen their 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 both hemispheres …

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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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