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Where can I find a good list of books for my child to read this summer?

If you are looking for appropriate summer reading for your child, may I suggest several lists of books for you to check out.


This website is an appendix of the Common Core State Standards. 246 more words

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Stepping Up to Phonological Awareness

The topic of my previous post (April 26, 2015) was differentiating between phonological awareness and phonemic awareness. I talked about the importance of building phonological awareness skills before expecting children to perform and master sophisticated phonemic awareness tasks. 362 more words

My grandson is scheduled to start kindergarten this fall, but I think he might not be ready. Is there any way to know for sure?

The old rule of thumb is that if a child can put his hand across the top of his head and touch his opposite ear, he is the right age to start school. 661 more words

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Kids learn sounds from big to small

Little children who are learning about the sounds in words move from larger units of sound—phrases and words—to smaller units of sound—sounds within syllables.

Take the word “elephant,” for example. 498 more words

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Phonemes, phonics, phonemic awareness—what’s the difference?

A phoneme is the smallest sound in a spoken language. There are 42 in American English, according to some experts, but more if regional pronunciations are considered. 240 more words

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Teach art literacy when sharing picture books

When children start to “read” picture books, generally they are reading the pictures; that is, they are trying to get meaning from the pictures since they can’t read the words yet. 511 more words

Methods Of Teaching Reading

My child knows how to read pretty well for a first grader. Should I still read aloud to her?

Yes! Here’s why:

  • A child’s reading level doesn’t catch up with a child’s listening level until eighth grade, according to Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook.
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Methods Of Teaching Reading