Enhancing Reading Time with Response to Literature

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When I was completing my degree in Early Childhood Education, I had a class in children’s literature. We were required to read over 100 children’s books, some were specified and others were our choice. They ranged from picture books to chapter books, and included various genres. So, needless to say, the children’s room in the […]

How to Increase Reading Fluency in Children

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The following post is from Melissa of The Cork Board: So you’ve done the phonics thing and the reading light bulb is starting to come on. Now to get past that choppy, staccato stumbling over words to fluent reading for comprehension. Steps to Increase Reading Fluency Choose reading material below level. When you’re working on fluency, […]

Building Fluency by Re-reading

The following post is from Becky of This Reading Mama My son is learning to read music as he plays the piano. While listening to him practice, I am reminded of a simple truth that relates to reading in such a profound way: Beautiful music does not occur the first time (or even second time) […]

Fabulous and Free Reading Program: Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading

The following is a post by Angie, founder and editor of The Homeschool Classroom.  Angie also writes at Many Little Blessings.  (This post is a sponsored review post.) Teaching children to read is one of those huge, daunting tasks that makes many a homeschooling parent nervous.  Reading is so integral to a whole lifetime of […]

15+ Preschool Reading Resources {Giveaway Included}

  The following is from contributing writer Becky of This Reading Mama. This post contains affiliate links. Preschooling at home can be intimidating for some parents.  While learning happens mainly through play and integrating learning concepts throughout the day, it is also nice to have a few “extras” for the toolbox when preschoolers are ready for more of […]

Hooked on Phonics Review (for early readers)

The following is a post from contributing writer Carlie from So You Call Yourself a Homeschooler? One of my favorite things to teach my children is how to read. I just adore the beginning stages of reading and have thoroughly enjoyed teaching all three of my children to read. From my oldest (who is soon […]

Celebrate Children’s Book Week: May 13-19, 2013

This post is written by Karin Katherine @Passport Academy Children’s Book Week is an annual celebration of children’s books and the joy of reading.  Originally established in 191, Children’s Book Week is the longest running literacy program for kids.  The program is open to everyone: schools, libraries, homes, homeschools and anywhere young readers and books […]