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Reading Bingo

A fun game that I have been playing recently with my daughter is reading bingo. This idea was suggested by our local library to help encourage summer reading and to prevent the summer slide. The summer slide refers to the slip in learning gains that happens over the summer when children aren’t in school. With reading bingo, you setup a bingo card with reading

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Best Summer Books 2016

Finding the best summer books isn’t always easy to do.  This post will list for you the best summer books 2016 to help you make the search a little easier. Suggested or required summer reading assignments are traditionally made by teachers and schools to encourage children to remain active in their learning. Reading 20 minutes a day helps to build literacy and vocabulary skills

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Paired Readings with Fiction and Non-Fiction

Promoting reading at home can create a lifelong love of reading for your child.  A way to expand what type of books that they read at home can be done by combining reading both a fiction and a non-fiction/informational book that have connections and similarities between the topics, themes, or characters.  This can help to expand your child’s reading interests.  Here are some resources

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Extension Activities for Reading at Home

Making connections with the real world through reading is a very important skill for children.  This is something that teachers strive to do and that you can help support at home. Stories build connections in many ways in our everyday lives, within our community, and beyond. Connections can be made as simply as relating ideas in the books to family life to create extension

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The Importance of Inferring

Whether we know it or not, all of us make assumptions or come to conclusions as we read.  When we read that a character left the house holding an umbrella, we assume that it is raining.  When a character has to stretch to reach a top shelf, we come to the conclusion that the character is short.  These assumptions and conclusions are called inferences.

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Advanced Readers – Using eBooks

eBooks are a great way for children to have access to a wide variety of books at their fingertips. Many libraries have growing libraries of eBooks as well as having accessibility to even more books through various apps and services. This post will provide you with the information to help you help your child to get started with borrowing and buying eBooks. Advanced readers

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The Best Balance for Advanced Readers

When you Google the term “reading”, you may notice that all of the top hits are about reading remediation and how to help the struggling reader. However, this is not the only challenge that parents could have with their children and the process of learning to read. Some children are amazing readers, but it is still important to support and assist in book choice

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Tools for Picking Just Right Books

We all know that it is important for our children to read. Reading on a regular basis helps them grow into stronger readers. But just reading any book is not as beneficial as when a child picks up a book that is just right for them. So how do you help your child in picking just right books? Picking the Right Topic You probably

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Reading Around the World

The International Children’s Library website has free digital stories for children ranging from age three through thirteen enabling reading around the world. The kid friendly website allows children to pick stories by their age, topic, length, awards, ratings, and even by the color of the cover of the book.   However, in this database of books, language is the top priority. Since this is an

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Fun Sources for Nonfiction Reading

As adults, most of us read nonfiction on a regular basis.  We read the newspaper or magazines. We look up information online or read our favorite blogs.  But when we think of children being required to read nonfiction, we tend to picture long boring books without any pictures.  In reality, there are many, many sources of interesting nonfiction out there for our children to

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