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How to Make a Safe Reading Environment

Want to know how to make a safe reading environment? Well, it’s simple enough – in theory. In real life, it can be hard to get everyone to cooperate, but even knowing the secret can give parents and teachers a …
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Reading with Arts & Crafts

Some children love to read, while others would rather eat their vegetables. Growing up, I loved reading all sorts of books, especially the ones that let my imagination go wild. I also loved doing arts and crafts, whether I was …
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9 Snowy Day STEAM Activities

STEAM is a learning method that integrates science, technology, engineering, art, and math into inquiry and critical thinking based education. Not only do students receive instruction on these topics at school, these topics can also be incorporated in learning activities …
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Common Core Tests: What Are They Testing For?

With all the myths floating around about the Common Core, preparing for tests can be pretty intimidating – what are they all about? What skills are they testing for? You try to look it up, but breaking down Common Core …
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Free Online Reading Games for Preschool and Kindergarten

Some of the earliest reading skills that children learn are print awareness, sounds of speech, phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency. Once students get older, they gain greater skills in spelling, comprehension, and writing. While these skills are primarily taught in …
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5 Free Online Writing Games for Students

Whether your child is already getting extra practice in school through academic enrichment or tutoring, it seems as though there is always room for more. And if you are anything like me, you notice that students especially struggle when it …
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What Do I Do If My Child Is Being Bullied?

Have you seen someone be bullied or someone bully another person? How did you react? Sometimes it’s not easy to tell what is bullying and what is playing around especially if it’s between two people who know each other well. …
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Recommended Reading List: 4th Grade

4th Grade – This is the year that students will focus on greater attention to fluency. They will use all the skills they have learned until now to read with greater skill and precision. Just as with 3rd grade students, …
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Recommended Reading List for 3rd Grade

Third grade students should be encouraged to read not only abundantly, but also diversely. Third grade is one of the most important years for young readers as they continue to develop in fluency as well as comprehension. The greater opportunities …
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