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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Reading Site! These are the top ten articles that your Reading Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!
1. Reading to Answer Six Important Questions
Reading is a way to entertain ourselves, as well as a way to gather information. When we read, six simple one word questions can help us follow plots and characters, as well as comprehend research and instructions. The next time you sit down to read, ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?
2. Recycling Children's Books
Fun ideas for encouraging kids to give books they no longer use to children who would love to read them. Recycling used books makes room on your shelves for new ones, and puts good books into the hands of children in your community.
3. Alphabet Activities for Young Children
Fun alphabet activities for children who are beginning to sing and play with letters, discovering the sounds letters can make, and who are curious about how letters make words.
4. Hi-Lo Readers for Older Students
If you teach older students who struggle to read, introduce them to engaging and age-appropriate hi-lo readers written for teens and adults.
5. Phonemic Awareness Basics
Phonemic Awareness is key component of early reading instruction. This article provides basic information about phonemic awareness for parents and teachers.
6. Choosing a Reading Tutor
Looking for a reading tutor? Cost, training, personality, and location are all factors to consider when choosing a reading tutor.
7. Multisensory Reading Instruction
Teach reading using the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses to make learning stick.
8. Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms
Children and new English learners quickly discover there are words that sound the same, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. There are also words that are spelled the same, but have completely different meanings. Here are tips for teaching homophones and homographs.
9. What Are Reading Levels?
It is important to match young readers with “just right” books at their reading level. Find out what reading levels mean and how to compare the different systems.
10. Blending and Segmenting Words in Reading
Activities for teaching blending and segmenting to strengthen reading skills.
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