Category Archives: reading

Negative Influences and Reading as a Chore

This is post #3 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Do you have people in your family–children or adults alike–who “hate reading” because they’ve been told by others that reading is stupid or a waste of time?  Or … Continue reading

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Distractions and Health Issues

This is post #2 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Do you have an “I hate reading” child (or adult) in your family? Sometimes it isn’t the reading that’s the problem–instead, it might well be too many distractions … Continue reading

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Model Reading and Read Aloud

This is post #1 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Sadly, some children “hate reading” … as do many adults, unfortunately. Here’s hoping some of these tips will awaken a love of reading … after all, non-readers miss … Continue reading

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All Kinds of Learning Activities

This is post #14 (the last one!) in the series “How to Be a Great Parent-Tutor.” Do you wonder what kinds of creative learning activities you can do with your children? Here’s a list of all kinds of possibilities: general … Continue reading

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Punctuation Tips

Some children have a great deal of difficulty with punctuation. While there are all kinds of worksheets and workbooks available to help children practice using punctuation, for some children that format just doesn’t seem to work. Here are some alternative … Continue reading

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Solutions for Tracking Troubles when Reading

Tracking trouble when reading: Does your child seem to have trouble staying on the same line when he is reading? There are a number of ways to deal with this: Finger tracking: The traditional way is for the child to … Continue reading

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Teaching Word Endings

  Simple words to complex words with added  endings: Some children have difficulty extending their reading from a simple word, to its more complex forms, such as adding -ing or -ed, changing tenses, and adding prefixes or suffixes. Simply list … Continue reading

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