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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. Natural Places to Practice Reading
Each day has opportunities for natural reading. Be alert for them! Teach your children to be active readers in their surroundings. It gives them opportunities to interact with their environment. In addition to improving their reading skills, they will also be more connected to their community.

2. Babies Love Reading
A baby comes attached to a parent's hopes and dreams of what they wish that baby's life could be. Whether the parent thinks about it, or not, the success of most of those dreams hinges on whether that little baby grows up to be an effective reader. What makes a baby love reading?

3. Reading Fluency Practice Strategies
When it comes to reading fluency practice strategies, change your practice methods for the student in order to keep practicing fresh and interesting. Praise often for the progress that the student is making. Don't expect perfection; expect progress.

4. Fluency in Reading
How can fluency be improved? The short answer is one word-practice. Find multiple ways to help the reader practice. Reading material that is not difficult for him to read is the first step in finding those creative ways for the student to practice. Don't forget to praise for improvement!

5. Read Across America Day March 2
Start your plan now! Read Across America is coming! March 2 can be a glorious celebration of reading in your family. Visit a library. Bring friends and neighbors into Read Across America, so that they can enjoy this special day, too. Have a wonderful day of reading!

6. 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.

7. How to do a Read Aloud
A read aloud is more than just fun, it provides children with many benefits such as helping to increase vocabulary and comprehension. Learn how to do an effective read aloud by carefully pre-planning and using effective reading strategies.

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. Using Hobbies to Encourage Reading
Here are some ideas on how to use your child's hobbies to encourage reading.

10. Children's Book Review - Number the Stars
A Book review of Number the Stars by Lois Lowry. A review of this children's historical fiction tells what the story is about, reading level, summary, plot, character descriptions, and strengths and weaknesses of the book.



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