Tag Archives: Help for Parents

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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Presenter Handouts from the Revisiting Silent Reading Institute & Information on the Summer Slide

Back in May, I wrote a six part series about the institute I attended at the International Reading Association’s 55th annual convention in Chicago, 2010, Revisiting Silent Reading: New Directions for Teachers and Researchers. I promised I would include a … 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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What I’ve Been Doing Since My Last Post (1 of 3)

These past months have kept me very busy. Before going to Texas for a very special high school graduation at the end of May, I began learning how to use Google Reader so I could read other blogs on a … Continue reading

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