reading development

The ONLY Sight Words Activity You’ll Need For At-Home Reading

In this post, you will learn all about a reading resource for learning sight words that I use with every single one of my reading students. This is the only sight words activity you’ll need for teaching your child reading at home. I’ll show you how to create this sight word box, how it works, …

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The Perfect [& FREE] CVC Words Activity Cards for Your Beginning Reader!

Is your child in the beginning stages of reading? Have they began mastering their vowel and consonant sounds? If so, they may be ready to take on CVC words and start reading their first words! In this post, you will learn about the FREE CVC words activity cards you can download today along with the …

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Reading Readiness : 6 Pre-Reading Skills that Indicate Your Child is Ready to Learn How to Read

Reading Readiness: pre-reading skills that indicate your child is ready to learn how to read. There is a lot of wonderment around when the best time is for parents to begin teaching their child to read. All children are different and it may be up to you to determine when your child displays reading readiness; …

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Literacy for Children: Unlock Literacy at Home for Your Child

Literacy for your child is absolutely essential for their success in education and beyond! Unlocking their literacy skills begins with you. As a parent, you have the power to encourage and nurture literacy at home every step of the way and chances are, you’ve already gotten started! Questions that will be answered in this post: …

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The Simple View of Reading and How to Use It

This post is all about the “Simple View of Reading” (SVR). Here you will read all about the overly simple, yet powerful equation to better understand reading comprehension and how it works. It is simple but contains a lot of complex features that are not meant to be taken simply. First proposed in 1986 by …

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Build Your Child’s Love and Resiliency Toward Reading

Your child’s love for all things literacy starts with you. Say it ain’t so! Just like with many other personality characteristics and behaviors your child acquires from you, building your child’s reading resiliency and love of reading start with you. It’s ok if you are telling yourself, “But I don’t really like reading.” There are …

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Why Building Critical Thinking Skills is Important for Your Child

Building Thinking Skills: How To raise a critical thinker

Building critical thinking skills is important for all children when it comes to their reading development. Today, children are bombarded with loads of attention-seeking content, news, and information Think about all the content one is exposed to through social media, advertising, online video games and streaming platforms, etc. Ok, of course critical thinking skills have …

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What is Phonics? And Why is it Important?

What is Phonics? What is Phonics? How does it differ from phonological awareness? Why is it so important in reading acquisition? What if my child isn’t learning phonics in school? Answers to these questions and more coming up. Phonics is Not Phonemic Awareness Phonics refers to the paired association between the sounds [or phonemes] of …

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Why We Should Teach Morphological Awareness to Children

Morphological awareness is a better predictor of reading achievement and decoding ability by the time a child reaches the age of 10. Children at this age begin to recognize that the meaning of words is held within the meaningful units used to construct them a.k.a. morphemes.  Morphemes are meaningful units found in words Morphemes are …

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