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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. 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!

2. 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.

3. 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!

4. 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?

5. 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.

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. 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.

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

9. 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.

10. 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.

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