Reading for Beginners

We're here to bring the powerful magic of books to your child. You'll find a little theory and a lot of practice in our reading corner. Look for ideas from experts to make reading part of everyday life. Find tips on recognizing the common stages in learning to read, and what to do if an obstacle gets in the way.

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    Six Syllable Types Used in Syllable-Type Instruction

    ... Syllable Type Examples Description of Syllable Type

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 22.

    Improving Reading Comprehension

    The term reading comprehension has several different definitions. While most experts agree that reading comprehension is...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 23.

    What's Important in Reading?

    Everyone—parents, teachers, and politicians—has an opinion on what’s important in reading instruction. Often the...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
  • 24.

    Relationships among Listening, Reading, and Viewing

    Listening, reading, and viewing are receptive, or input, skills. As such, they involve similar thinking processes for...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    Help Your Child Learn to Read

    For most children, the switch from pre-reading to actual reading happens somewhere between kindergarten and second...

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    Sugar and Spice: Why Rhyme Is So Nice

    Rhyme is a staple of American childhood. Kids learn early on how Jack and Jill went up the hill and the Cat in the Hat...

  • 27.

    Types of Reading

    Independent Reading Students read silently by themselves and at their own pace (Taylor, 1993). The selections must be...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall
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    What Sign Language Can Teach Your Child

    Did you know there may be a way to improve your child's reading before he even begins to read? In the past decade...

  • 29.

    Getting the Most Out of Picture Books

    Picture books represent a unique literary form that blends stories with art. In a picture book, the illustrations are as...

    Source: Reading Is Fundamental
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    Research suggests that a child’s knowledge of the alphabet is one of the best predictors of her success in early...

    Source: Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hall


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