Poor readers lag behind their peers
boy reading

Poor readers lag behind their peers in elementary school. Leading educators agree that those students who can’t read well by third-grade will continue to struggle in all subject areas. They will remain behind their peers. Unless an intervention is made, they will be unable to catch up. They will be at risk of being severely […]

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Healthy diet boosts children’s reading skills
healthy diet

Does a nutritious diet improve children’s reading skills? Finnish research says yes. This isn’t a total surprise, actually. But it turns out that there is a link between children’s nutrition and their reading ability.  It’s fairly well known that good nutrition, besides being important to overall health and growth, is essential to development of the […]

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Read just because you’ll be amazing
reading adventures

“The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” –Dr. Seuss In 1950s, the Dick and Jane books were the most widely used curriculum for teaching reading by the sight method. Although widely effective, the books were known for their boring, plodding style. To […]

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Why do I hate ping-pong?

For the same reason so many children hate school! I was never any good at ping-pong. I lose every time. It’s the same for students who can’t read– they hate school. They’re resist going because it’s hard.  It’s no fun; they just don’t catch on. Then if they have to leave their homeroom and go […]

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Why can’t learning to read be easier?
school girl daydreaming

For many persons, learning to read isn’t easy.  For a variety of reasons, English is a confusing language to learn for many of us. While the language has only 44 sounds, those sounds make up over a million words. On the written page, the sounds are represented by letters of the alphabet, which are put […]

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