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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. 25 Benefits of Reading
If we are readers, we read books constantly. Even if we are not readers, we read, constantly. Directions, signs, pamphlets, work product, labels, textbooks, novels, and reviews all count as reading. Why should you read? What are the benefits of reading? Here are 25 of them, in no particular order.
2. Understanding Reading Levels
Understanding reading levels can help parents get books that are just right for their children. Independent, instructional, and frustration levels are explored. This article tells you how to find that perfect book to help your child read and understand more about what they read.
3. Choosing a Reading Tutor for Your Child
Is your child having trouble reading? It is painful to see a child struggle with reading. You know that having difficulty with reading impacts their entire academic life. When children are in pain, it affects the whole family. You can make a difference for your child. Find him a reading tutor.
4. Teaching Kids to Love Reading
You donít have to stop reading out loud once your child learns to read. Reading together is still important Ė and fun! You can also encourage the kids to read in their spare time. Here is one family's story about developing a love of reading with their children
5. Blending and Segmenting Words in Reading
Activities for teaching blending and segmenting to strengthen reading skills.
6. Reading Develops Writing Skills Naturally
I failed my diagnostic grammar test in college, and the teacher didn't want me in her Comp 1 class. How could I write and not know grammar beyond nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs? The answer is that I am a reader who reads at least a book a week. Why does that matter when it comes to writing?
7. 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!
8. Main Idea Reading Activity
Early elementary aged children learn to identify and verbalize the main idea in a story using this fun activity.
9. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
10. Prefixes and Suffixes for Reading
Prefixes and suffixes are added to base words to form new words. Use these lists of common prefixes and suffixes to teach students how they work in words and sentences.
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