Decodable Books / Decodable Readers for Beginners

Decodable books – What makes decodable readers different than other books? What is a decodable book? A decodable book or passage is different from other books in that it follows a progression of learned phonics concepts. Decodable books are used by beginning readers to well-establish learned reading concepts, and sequentially build one phonics concept upon …

5 Ways Anxiety Can Affect Reading For Kids (& How to Help)

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9 Ways Anxiety Can Affect Struggling Readers I’m a Mom to three, and my youngest has several different anxiety disorders that affect his life in many ways, and particularly in the area of reading and learning. Looking toward the next school year (whenever or however that may be), I thought it would be a good …

10 Easy Ways to Create a Literacy Rich Environment at Home

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10 Easy, Quick & Effective Ways to Create a Print Rich Environment in Your Home You might be at home with a child or children, and are just beginning to think of ways to enhance their learning with a print rich environment, and a learning-conducive home atmosphere. There are some simple, but very effective ways …

The Science of Reading – Understanding the “Reading Wars” for Parents & Homeschoolers

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The Science of Reading & The “Reading Wars” Explained to Parents & Homeschoolers Parent, did you know that reading teachers and specialists have been “at war” with each other over how we should be teaching our kids to read? Well – they are! As a former educator and parent of struggling readers (and as a …

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Free Printable Christmas (Holiday) Bookmarks for Teachers, Parents & Kids.. PLUS a few excellent deals for Black Friday & Cyber Monday for Beginning Readers! Printable Christmas bookmarks that you can use for the holidays! Free for all parents, teachers, kids & readers of all shapes and sizes. *This post contains Affiliate links, some from Amazon. …