Category Archives: reading

Summer Reading and Book Reports

Some twenty years ago or so, while I was homeschooling my children, I wrote an article about “Creative Alternatives to Book Reports.” With summer coming, encouraging your children to read a wide variety of books is a great way to … Continue reading

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Activities and Resources for Children with Perceptual Issues

Does your child have perceptual issues? Are you looking for ideas for activities and resources? Here are some solutions I have used successfully with tutoring students, both those who attend school and those who are homeschooled. Lots of them are … Continue reading

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Practical Tips to Encourage Reading

This is the final post (#7) in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Here are a whole selection of practical tips to convert reluctant or even “hating” readers to people who love reading. Pick a few that you think … Continue reading

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Dyslexia and Other Learning Differences

This is post #6 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Dyslexia and other learning differences: If all the reading issues and/or methods we’ve discussed in our previous posts in this series (see links at the end of this … Continue reading

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Lack of Reading Materials and Negative Attitudes

This is post #5 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Lack of reading material in the home, or at least of lack of material that’s personally interesting and relevant to real life can cause people to “hate reading.” Fear … Continue reading

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Poor Methods of Teaching Reading

This is post #4 in the series “When Children–and Adults Too–Hate Reading” Sometimes people “hate reading” because they haven’t been taught well, or because the method used to teach them didn’t fit their personal learning style or needs. But all … Continue reading

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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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