Posts Tagged ‘ teaching reading ’

Paired Reading – Preserving Children’s Reading Growth

Nov 8th, 2015 | By

    Over the course of a long teaching career I’ve learned that parents need to continue participating in reading activities with their children, especially during holiday breaks. Children who struggle to learn to read need additional help learning to read and consistent instruction throughout the year. Paired reading is a reading activity parents can

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The “Dyslexia” Debate – International Dyslexia Association

May 20th, 2014 | By

The dyslexia debate is, at first glance, a small one. Julian Elliott and Elena Grigorenko, in their new book, The Dyslexia Debate, argue that the term “dyslexia” describes too many conditions, is too broad for diagnosis, and should be replaced by “reading disorders,” a term that is, oddly, even broader and less scientific than the

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Re-enforcing Daily Reading Lessons

Aug 22nd, 2013 | By

Children learn to read at their own pace and often need additional reading lessons to ensure they experience success learning to read. If you’re a parent or teacher who wants to provide extra practice for these learners try Bob Books. This series of books is especially targeted for beginning readers. Each series of books is

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Innovations In Technological Applications Help Dyslexic Learners

Aug 9th, 2013 | By

Learning-disabled students and children who are diagnosed as dyslexic typically dislike reading and writing activities. These learners process and interpret information differently. That’s why it’s so important to incorporate multi-sensory approaches when teaching reading and writing. Multi-sensory teaching techniques and reading activities address all the learning pathways within the brain: seeing, hearing touching, and muscle

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Reading Activity – Improving Speed and Accuracy with “Repeated Readings”

Jun 18th, 2013 | By

Every good reader must read quickly with accuracy. Struggling readers need to improve both of these skills. An activity designed to achieve speed and accuracy, while motivating students is called “Repeated Readings”. What You’ll Need: – A Stop Watch – A written passage your child or student can read easily – Graph Paper The reading

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How to Read Aloud to Children – Reading Activity

Mar 5th, 2013 | By

Reading a story aloud to your children or students may seem like a straightforward activity. However, including the following critical steps reveals to children why reading is enjoyable, teaches them specific elements found in stories, and helps them develop good story comprehension. Follow these easy steps to help kids get the most out reading aloud

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Multi-Sensory Reading Activity – Origami Projects

Feb 20th, 2013 | By

Multi-Sensory Reading Activity Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper. Not only is Origami fun, it reinforces a multi-sensory teaching technique, hands-on learning, and helps children learn how to follow step-by-step instructions. This activity is also great for reluctant readers. Since it results in a finished product, children are more motivated to read in

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President’s Day – Mock Interview Reading Activity

Feb 18th, 2013 | By

President’s Day began in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. It is always celebrated on the third Monday in February. Many states still have individual holidays honoring the birthdays of Washington, Abraham Lincoln and other figures, Presidents’ Day is now popularly viewed as a day to celebrate all U.S. presidents past and present. “Mock

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Happy Valentine’s Day – Reading Actvitiy

Feb 14th, 2013 | By

Besides passing out Valentine’s Day cards and eating sweets today, take time to read to your children or students. The following reading activity is for children in first through third grades Read a short picture book, like The Yuckiest Stinkiest Best Valentine Ever by Brenda Ferber, aloud to your children or students. Tell them you

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Interactive Reading Activities

Nov 14th, 2012 | By

Parents and teachers can help children with dyslexia develop confidence in their reading abilities and begin to enjoy reading by using the latest technology innovation, interactive applications used on smart phones and tablets. Dyslexic learners need learning activities that are hands on and multi-sensory in nature. Learning to read applications available today do a good

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