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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. Heckedy Peg Picture Book Review
Heckedy Peg is the melding of Audrey Wood's words and the paintings of Don Wood to make a compelling picture book that is a treat for all ages. Young readers love the story and enjoy the pictures of the characters, especially the children. Kids like to discover the nuances of each of the pictures.
2. New Practice Readers Review
The New Practice Readers (NPR) series is described as "America’s Favorite Reading Comprehension Program in Two-Page Lesson Formats of Cross-Curricular Nonfiction Articles." This NPR series helps students improve their comprehension and gives them a chance to develop confidence in their skills.
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. Adults Need to Read
Recently, I saw a meme on Facebook that horrified me. It claimed that 42% of college graduates never read a book after they graduate. Once their formal education is over, college graduates don't see why reading books is relevant to their lives. Why it important for adults to read books?
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. Encourage Your Kids to Read by Cooking With Them!
Cooking with your kids is a fun way to encourage them to get in some reading practice.
9. Using Hobbies to Encourage Reading
Here are some ideas on how to use your child's hobbies to encourage reading.
10. Multisensory Reading Instruction
Teach reading using the visual, auditory, and kinesthetic senses to make learning stick.
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