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Read it Yourself with Ladybird: Interactive reading practice for beginner readers for iPad

Build your child’s reading confidence and fluency with Read it yourself, a comprehensive, fun and successful graded reading series from the UK’s …

Research Foundations

(excerpted from <i>Phonics from A to Z</i> by Wiley Blevins; Scholastic, 1998)<p>To become skilled readers, students must be able to identify words quickly and …

Language Learning

Common Core reading: 'The New Colossus'

<i>Part 1 in a 4-part series on reading in the Common-Core era.</i><p>The Common Core State Standards are changing what many kids read in school. They're …

If you have 30 extra minutes to work on literacy what would you spend it doing? Simple ways parents can help their kids read.

If you had 30 extra minutes to work on reading what would you spend it doing? I get asked this question a lot.<p>After reading with them, to them, and …

When Older Students Can't Read

By: Louisa Moats<p>Since 1996, state and federal reading initiatives have focused on the problem of reading failure at kindergarten and the primary …

5 tips for reading middle grade novels with your kids

<i>Written by contributor Sarah Mackenzie of Amongst Lovely Things</i><p>When my oldest children were small, I couldn’t wait until we could read middle grade …

Study: Nagging parents to help their kids learn to read works

The children of wealthy parents hear millions more words in their first years of life than the children of low-income ones. That creates a vocabulary gap that never really closes: poor children lag behind in literacy from their first day of school.<p>Researchers are looking at a low-cost way to help: …

Student Motivation and Engagement in Literacy Learning | Adolescent Literacy Topics A-Z

<b>Some teachers think that motivational activities must entertain students and therefore create fun activities that are not necessarily focused on</b> …

Common Core Reading: The Struggle Over Struggle

<i>The third in our four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.</i><p>Every set of academic standards has a soul.<p>Yes, a soul. It's made of varied stuff: part research, part practice, part conviction of its authors.<p>To find the soul, follow the words that turn up again and again in the winding …

Glose Is A New Ebook Reader That Turns Reading Into A Social Experience

Meet Glose, a brand new ebook reader for your phone, tablet and laptop. Glose is like the Kindle apps, but on steroids. Reading a book in Glose becomes a collective experience as you can discuss quotes with your friends and other Glose users, keep notes and more. You can also browse a feed of your …

Common Core Reading: The High Achievers

<i>Part 2 in a four-part series on reading in the Common Core era.</i><p>Linnea Wolters was prepared to hate the Common Core State Standards.<p>She taught fifth grade at a low-income school in Reno, Nev., where, she says, there was always some new plan to improve things. And none of it added up to good …

How reading non-fiction can ignite your child's curiosity

If we could stand like fairies round the cradle of every child, there are all sorts of gifts we’d like to confer, but in the real world, it isn’t …

Phonological Awareness: Instructional and Assessment Guidelines | LD Topics

References<p>Click the "References" link above to hide these references.<p>Ahlberg, J., & Ahlberg, A. (1979). Each peach pear plum. New York: Viking …

Bigelow & Holmes

<b>TYPOGRAPHY & DYSLEXIA</b><p>Fonts that purportedly ameliorate dyslexia have recently been featured in blogs and on-line news media: Slate (Nov. 10, 2014, …

Response: Close Reading Can Be 'Fun or Awful'

<b>(This is the first post in a three-part series on this topic)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What is "close reading," is it important and, if so, how should</i> …

Motivating Your Students to Read: Strategies & Resources

Teaching Strategies: Motivating Students to Read is Crucial<p>By Room 241 Team <i>•</i> September 18, 2012<p>“Reading is fundamental.” This was a slogan heard …

Introducing a Text Before Reading

How pre-reading relates to ELLs<p>English language learners (ELLs) have great difficulty jumping into new texts without any background support. Students …

Teaching

Study paints bleak picture of basic literacy levels

Sipho Masondo, City Press<p>Johannesburg - By the time many South African pupils reach Grade 4, they are functionally illiterate - mainly because they …