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While every school is different, here are 10 common skills kindergarten reading covers from January through April. This is the reading Sweet Spot.
As children grow into teens, they're ready for new reading challenges. Here are five teen-friendly 'adult' books to get them going.
Computer technology provides abundant opportunities for students to build or modify their own knowledge through the rich experiences that technology affords.
Six approaches to phonics instruction to help children convert letters into sounds, analyze letter-sounds relationships, segment words into phonemes, and more.
Are young adult novels written in snappy instant messages on pages resembling online chat windows a good or bad thing for reading?
Watching a film adapted from a book is odd: we hope to see the world we imagined in our heads.  Sometimes we're disappointed; sometimes pleasantly surprised.
If you're a reader, you know the irresistible allure a day spent doing nothing but reading. The good news is that on April 12th, you can do just that!
To learn to read, children need to develop some concepts about print and an awareness of how books work. Read on for strategies to develop these new concepts.
A phonogram is a letter or group of letters that represent a single sound. Beginning readers often read and write words using each phonogram.
Young children can practice phonics and spelling concepts as they play these great online phonics and spelling games.
Syllabication rules show students how to divide words into syllables for reading and writing. This article outlines five useful syllabication rules.
This article offer excellent tips for parents and educators on teaching children how to spell through daily reading and writing activities.
Complex words are far more prevalent in the harder books read by third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders than in books for beginning readers.
The bottom-up reading model suggests that kids learn to read starting with parts and moving to whole texts. Learn all about bottom-up reading in this article.
Provides strategies to assess a student's knowledge of blends, digraphs, and diphthong associations and tips for helping students acquire these associations.
An interview with author Gayle Brandeis discussing her lifelong love affair with books, and how she has raised her kids to be voracious readers and writers.
Teachers use K-W-L charts to active students' background knowledge about a topic and to scaffold them as they ask questions and organize relevant information.
Looks at Jeanne Chall's six developmental stages in reading, beginning with prereading in kindergarten to construction and reconstruction reading in adulthood.
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