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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. 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?
2. 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.
3. 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!
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Personification in Picture Books
Teach students how to identify personification using picture books. Here is a list of picture books to use during lessons about personification as a figure of speech.
7. Vowel Team Syllables
Vowel team syllables are one of the six syllable types. Find out more about them in this article.
8. Open Syllables for Reading and Spelling
Open syllables are one of the six syllable types. After teaching closed syllables, open syllables are the next type to teach to beginning and remedial readers and spellers.
9. Teach Alliteration With Picture Books
Use this list of children's picture books to help create alliteration lessons and teaching activities.
10. Rehoming Your Beloved Books
As an avid reader and book lover, you may have books you have read and won’t read again. You might also be overflowing with books you will never read, or have recently cleaned out your child’s bookcase. This article shares ideas about rehoming your treasured books.
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