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Monday, February 23, 2015

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Mastering Sight Words


Are there fun, effective
ways to
encourage kids
to learn sight words? 

 
We know recognizing them automatically
increases the success of those learning
to read or striving to improve a pupil's skills.  

 
  "Yes!" 
Discover just what
sight words are & ways we can
all encourage kids to master them.   

Thanks to Dr. Andy Johnson
for reminding us on the importance of 
 including sight words in a child's oral
vocabulary.  He offers suggestions and
tips to help readers "on their way."  
  
It's all about boosting individual skills
with the help of language experience
activities, to encourage fluent reading. 




Saturday, February 21, 2015

Newly Discovered Seuss Tale




More magic from Theodor "Ted"
Seuss Giesel is coming in July 2015. 


Think I need to place an order!  

Dr. Seuss' books rhyme, 
inspire, humor, and create
language-rich stories that 
many readers find delightful. 





Thursday, February 19, 2015

Success With Nonfiction


Nonfiction books give kids the
opportunity to learn new concepts
and vocabulary, in addition
to expanding their view of the world. 

Many pupils enjoy 
reading nonfiction books 
because they're seeking information.
 
How do you enrich their
experience, while helping them
get the most out of such content?

Learn tips on taking "book walks"
with this type of material, and
how to model "active reading."






Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015

How Children Learn to Read


Maria Konnikova contributes to The New Yorker.  
focuses on psychology and science.

"The home environment, 
the school environment, and
the kind of reading instruction
kids get are equally important."


 Critical time period: 
skills that are 
developed in the years from
kindergarten to grade three. 
 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Pass It On..........

The search for knowledge,
the quest for answers,
for security and comfort.
 
Instill the skills to 
understand ideas through reading.