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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. Create Your Own Book Cover Reading Challenge
Vacations and school breaks are a great time to read. How about kicking off your summer reading with a creative challenge ó choosing a book by its cover. Donít worry, I leave most of the rule making up to you. This article is simply a guideline you can use to build a unique and fun reading list.

2. 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!

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. Organize and Challenge Yourself To Read
If you've promised yourself to read more of the things you like to read, some quick organization and a personal reading challenge might be the trick to get you to turn more pages, or swipe more screens.

5. Reading to Answer Six Important Questions
Reading is a way to entertain ourselves, as well as a way to gather information. When we read, six simple one word questions can help us follow plots and characters, as well as comprehend research and instructions. The next time you sit down to read, ask Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How?

6. Create A Baby Reading Journal
Creating a baby reading journal is an easy, fun, and beautiful activity that you can treasure now, and share with your child in the future. Keeping a reading journal for your baby can even begin when you're pregnant.

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. Vowel Digraphs
Lists of common vowel digraphs and activities for teaching them to young readers.

10. 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.

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