Tag Archives: Background Knowledge

How Parents Can Help Children Succeed In School

Below is my response to a great question posed by Amy (aka @teachmama) on the “We Teach Reading” group in the We Teach Ning. You can find that question here: “Learning During Read Alouds.” Hi Amy, If there was one … Continue reading

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Comprehension Strategy Instruction… What Do You Think?

Dear TWRCrs, Some of you may know that I have just begun teaching an online course in the master’s program in teaching reading/language arts. Familiarizing myself with the university’s website and all the new tools has kept me extremely busy … Continue reading

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Why and How to Motivate a Reluctant Reader (2 of 2)

I think children who do not struggle with decoding the words can find reading boring for many reasons. Here are three of them: They have not found the right book. The right book would be one that interests them for … Continue reading

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Why and How to Motivate a Reluctant Reader (1 of 2)

A guest post request on motivation from Dawn Little at the Literacy Toolbox inspired me to write the post below. After following her on Twitter for some time, I had the wonderful opportunity of meeting her in person at the … Continue reading

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Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers (International Reading Association Institute #6, Chicago 2010): Part Two

This is part two of my reflections on the International Reading Association’s Institute called, “Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers” that was held in Chicago on April 25, 2010. You can find part one here. In that … Continue reading

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