DeAnn Carpenter

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Reading Aloud — The Greatest Gift Your Kids Will Give You

The pleading started when my children were about eleven. “Can we have a story tonight? Just one chapter? Oh, go on, <i>pleeease</i>?”<p>However much I begged, …

How to teach writing in kindergarten (10 tips!)

Do you want to know how to teach writing in kindergarten? We’re sharing our best tips!If you want to know how to help your kindergartners learn to be …

Teaching

How to bond with your child through reading

We talk a lot about bonding with children, but often in rather abstract ways.<p>Rather than another sermon to new parents about their responsibility in respect to their young children in the first years of life, it might be more useful to pin down the kinds of practical things that parents can do that …

Harry Potter

So what are kids reading these days? A whole lot of 'Wimpy Kid'

'Diary of a Wimpy Kid," author Jeff Kinney's delightful tale of a hapless middle schooler named Greg, was read by fourth-graders across the United States more than any other book last year.<p>Fifth-graders too. And sixth- and seventh-graders.<p>By eighth grade, S.E. Hinton's "The Outsiders" bumped Greg …

Introduction: How Children Learn to Read

Typical development in reading<p>The Simple View of Reading (SVR) offers one useful way to think about reading development. According to SVR, good …

Seven Ways To Encourage A Love Of Reading In The Classroom

Any teacher is familiar with the idea of children who don't want to read. They find the idea boring, useless, or irrelevant to them. As frustrating …

Teaching

An International Comparison Of How Well Children Read Shows We Still Have A Long Way To Go

We face a huge literacy challenge in England which is preventing many of our children and young people from being able to thrive and lead successful …

Education

The Importance Of Literacy And Reading With And For Young Children

I've been writing children's books all my life. It's partly because I have a child inside me who needs entertaining, and partly because I want to …

Books

Reading

Berit Gordon offers a step-by-step plan for playing catch up with students who are not regular readers and therefore do not have the reading skills …

How reading actual books can improve your relationship with your child

Curling up to share a favorite story with your child is a relaxing way to wind down before bedtime. Now, a new study shows there may be benefits to …

Research

Why We Should Continue To Read Aloud To Older Children

No one questions the idea that reading aloud to young children is a good thing. Reading aloud to children not only helps develop their literacy skills but fosters closeness between parent and child.<p>At a certain point, however, parents inevitably stop reading to their children, as children become …

Parenting

McKinney Advisory Group Helps Kids Find a Love for Reading, One Book at a Time – Press Releases on CSRwire.com

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 22 /CSRwire/ - McKinney Advisory Group held a Toy Drive in support of Traveling Stories from November 16 to December 16, 2016. For …

Easy-to-Use Strategies to Develop Young Writers

In "The Writing Strategies Book" Jennifer Serravallo has pulled together 300 useful writing strategies and lessons, coordinated by grade, genre, and …

Teaching

Encouraging Reluctant Writers to Write

So I had this really incredibly elegant post that I was going to write all about the intricacies of writing. Seriously, I was planning on making it …

How To Encourage Kids To Read & Write Every Day

20 Jan 2016<p>National Literacy Trust provides tips to parents to develop children's reading skills<p>Helping a child to develop their reading skills and …

7 Reasons Why Reading is Important to Become a Good Writer

I love this quote because it sums it up. You want to be a writer, publish a book, find your voice, or even improve your writing skills. Well, having …

Parents pushing for special needs diagnosis for children, survey says

YouGov poll finds some parents are pushing for SEN statements to help their children, while others slip through the net<p>Some parents are lobbying for a special needs diagnosis for their child while genuine sufferers are losing out, according to teachers polled by YouGov.<p>Educators are warning that …

Education