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How to find the main idea in nonfiction articles

Understanding the main idea of a piece of writing is probably the most important aspect of reading once children understand phonics.  Yet many children struggle to find the main idea.  329 more words

Methods Of Teaching Reading

Teach the vocabulary of school subjects

Sometimes we think vocabulary words are the kinds  found in good literature, words like “evade,” “grandeur” and “prescient.”

But many times the words children must learn are the basic words and phrases of the subjects they learn in school, words like “remainder,” “summarize” and “find the function of.” 415 more words

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Use mind webs to increase reading comprehension

Creating mind webs (also called spider webs and concept maps) is a great way to increase comprehension for child readers.  Mind webs should be created while the child is reading.  458 more words

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Is my child on schedule to read?

The US Department of Education has put together a list of accomplishments* relating to talking and reading for children from birth to six years old.  This list shows the growth of typical children developing normally, but variations exist.  518 more words

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Are audio books right for your young child?

Audio books, also called books on tape, are a great way for busy adults to “read.”  Pop one in your car CD player for a long commute.  371 more words

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Spelling—What works? What doesn’t work?

Because no national student tests focus on spelling only, experts can’t say how widespread spelling problems are.  But ask any teacher, and she will tell you many, many children learn to spell with difficulty or depend on phonetic spellings. 621 more words

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Square Panda - an interactive Reading Readiness game using iPad, Bluetooth and Smart letters

Square Panda is a Reading Readiness game with lots of interactive components.  The phonics system includes five fun and engaging iPad apps, a Bluetooth play set, 45 Smart letters, both parent and teacher portals. 147 more words