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Here are the top ten articles for the Reading Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Reading With Expression
Reading with expression can bring words to life. It doesn't matter if you are reading silently to yourself, or reading aloud. You can learn and use this practice, as well as share it with new readers.
2. You Need To Read If You Want To Write
If youíve ever thought of writing a book, it may help you to read, and then read more. This article will tell you WHY reading is important to your own writing, and WHAT you can read.
3. The Perfect Hug Book Review
Let's read aloud. I have a suggestion for you. Author Joanna Walsh and illustrator, Judi Abbot, have created a great read aloud book about hugs. This book is filled with colorful pictures and advice on giving the perfect hug, and finding the perfect hugger!
4. Rehoming Your Beloved Books
As an avid reader and book lover, you may have books you have read and wonít read again. You might also be overflowing with books you will never read, or have recently cleaned out your childís bookcase. This article shares ideas about rehoming your treasured books.
5. How To Create A Vocabulary Word Story
Vocabulary lists are not always the most exciting homework your child can bring home. If the arrival of a weekly list of new words into your home is causing dismay and disgruntlement, fear not. You might just find my solution less dreadful. Letís write a vocabulary story!
6. Closed Syllables
When teaching reading or spelling, the closed syllable is the first syllable type you should teach a beginning or remedial student. It is the most common syllable type and the easiest for students to learn. Here are tips for teaching the closed syllable type.
7. The Vowel Consonant E Syllable Type
Here is a description of the vowel-consonant-e syllable. Included are tips for teaching the VCE syllable, also known as the magic e syllable.
8. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.
9. Create Your Own Summer Reading Challenge
Vacations and school breaks are a great time to read. Let's create our own reading challenge this summer and choose our books by their covers. Donít worry, I leave most of the rule making up to you. This article is simply a guideline you can use to create a unique and fun reading list.
10. Six Syllable Types - Teaching Kids to Read
Teach the six common syllable patterns to build reading and spelling skills for beginning readers as well as older readers who find reading and writing multisyllabic words challenging.
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