Category: Education

The Power of Re-telling

The Power of Re-telling

When children struggle to read fluently we focus the majority of our instruction and energy on fluent reading. We, teachers and parents alike, are so focused on the children reading the text and catching up to their peers that we forget about reading's best friend. You see, reading fluently and […]

Does Your Child Struggle with Identifying Letters?

Does Your Child Struggle with Identifying Letters?

The ability to identify letters in the alphabet is an essential skill for your child to master in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten. If your child is struggling with letter identification or is struggling and past Kindergarten, don’t worry, they can catch up. The first step is to realize the importance of […]

4 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read

4 Ways to Encourage Your Child to Read

Reading is difficult for many children. As an elementary teacher and reading specialist, I noticed that among other factors, decreased motivation played a significant role in student reading achievement. Children want to succeed and feel accomplished. However, they quickly become frustrated when they see their peers reading and they are […]