How To Help Struggling Young Readers

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Rosy Taveras, a kindergarten teacher at P.S. 218 in the Bronx, models fluent and expressive reading. Photo: Sarah Gonser for The Hechinger Report BRONX, N.Y. — The end of third grade is a turning point for young readers; it’s where skilled readers take off, finally able to competently read a variety of texts, and struggling readers teeter off track, often […]

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Barbershop Books Is Using Barbershops To Inspire Young Black Boys To Read

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Sometimes a book is just a hobby, a fun way to consume a new story. But sometimes a book is a  powerful tool to advance social change. The National Book Foundation announced the winner of the 2017 Innovations In Reading Prize on Monday. The prize is an annual award that honors individuals and organizations that are using literature to make […]

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The most important ways parents can prepare children for school

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The most important ways parents can prepare children for school Reading to children and talking to them about the story helps them love stories and become better readers. Slavic/www.shutterstock.com Allyssa McCabe, University of Massachusetts Lowell With school starting, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed. Almost everyone knows that reading books with young children is important, […]

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Learning disabilities do not define us

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Learning disabilities do not define us Though challenges like dyslexia can make learning difficult, these disabilities shouldn’t define who you are – or what you can do. Tim Kwee, CC BY-NC James Gentry, Tarleton State University I am an educator of educators. I teach others how to be the best teachers. But, I’m also different. I have learning challenges. As […]

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Explainer: how the brain changes when we learn to read

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Explainer: how the brain changes when we learn to read Learning to read is not actually that easy. from shutterstock.com Nicola Bell, The University of Queensland Right now, you are reading these words without much thought or conscious effort. In lightning-fast bursts, your eyes are darting from left to right across your screen, somehow making meaning from what would otherwise […]

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Baby Books That Help Children Be Brilliant

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This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators that reading to their kids is critical for supporting development. The pro-reading message is getting through to parents, who recognize…

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