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Reading Beyond the Words: Making Predictions

An important reading skill for children to learn is how to investigate the text and make predictions when reading a story. This is a common core skill that is typically taught beginning in early elementary school but can be integrated into home learning at an earlier age. Successful readers make a point to internally ask questions as they are reading. While at home you

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Using Context to Build Vocabulary | Reading Tips

A child’s vocabulary grows as they read more and more books.  However simply reading harder and harder books will not necessarily increase a child’s vocabulary.  Vocabulary involves understanding and being able to use a new word.  A child can read a word and not understand it at all.  Teaching a child to use the context the word is in can help them figure out

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