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All About Prosody: What it is, Why it’s Important

Last week we discussed what reading fluency means in reading and how we measure fluency. This week’s post will take a deeper look into prosody. What is prosody? Why do we need to focus on it when teaching reading to students?

Reading Fluency – What is It and How Do We Measure It?

This post is the first in a series of posts on reading fluency. What fluency is, why it is essential, and how we can help our kids develop it and continue developing their fluency throughout their lives.

What Is the Summer Slide?

Researchers have known about the summer slide since at least 1996 when one of the first comprehensive studies on this phenomenon was published. The study showed that kids lose significant knowledge in reading and math over their summer vacation from school.

How Multisensory Teaching Helps Improve Reading Skills

I feel the best way is through multisensory teaching, which has been proven highly effective in improving a student’s phonemic awareness, reading ability, and comprehension skills, just to name a few!

The Reading Ranch Method

The Reading Ranch Method (RRM™) uses live instruction in small group sessions of 1-3 students to enable the critical interactive process between the student and teacher. Scientific research shows interaction is the most effective way to learn and remember new information.

Kindergarten Reading Standards

Kindergarteners learn a lot of new things in school. One of the most important subjects they will be studying is literacy. Literacy skills are essential for success in school and in life. However, unless you are a teacher or in the education environment, you’re probably wondering …

Should I get intervention for my child’s reading?

If your child is a struggling reader, it can be tough to know when to seek intervention. You may feel like you’re just making a big deal out of nothing or that you’re going to seem like a bad parent if you ask for help. 

Toddler Reading

This weeks blog is for parents with toddlers. I hope that by reading this, your little one will be more engaged in their learning and have fun at home too! I hope you enjoy it!  Try some of these tips this weekend!

How Dyslexia Affects the Ability to Spell

Dyslexia is a neurological disorder that affects reading and spelling skills. Dyslexia occurs when the brain does not accurately process information received from the eyes. This can cause difficulty with phonemic awareness, which can hear, identify, and…

Does Your Child Struggle with Handwriting?

Many children have trouble with handwriting. From the time they are little, kids want to learn how to write and make their mark on the world. But if you ever have a child who struggles with writing, you know it can be frustrating to them and to you.

Reading Stamina: What is it? Why is it important?

Reading stamina is the reading equivalent of physical fitness. It’s the stamina you need to read for extended periods of time, and it can be developed with practice. The reading muscles – your reading skills – get stronger as they’re used, just like any other muscle in your body…

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