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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. Get Ready for Preschool Workbook Review
If you have a pre-kindergartner, this book is perfect for them to study along with their siblings or on their own. Combined in a sturdy hard spiral binder, it includes 469 activities and 2,955 illustrations. This article reviews the activities in this fun and colorful teaching tool.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. You Need To Read If You Want To Write
If you’ve 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.
5. 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!
6. 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.
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. 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.
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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