Author Archives: Rita K.

About Rita K.

Veteran educator and Certified Reading specialist, Freelance writer

Five Easy Ways to Boost Background Knowledge

My husband is a huge football fan. As soon as August begins, those fantasy football magazines start popping up around the house. One day, I decided to delve into one and learn a little about football. I could easily read … Continue reading

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Three Essential Steps to Seeking Reading Intervention for your Child

Once you suspect that your child needs some kind of reading intervention, it’s time to get the ball rolling. Step #1 – Rule out any physical problems Talk with your child’s doctor about your concerns. Physical problems can be at … Continue reading

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Does My Child Need Help? Ten Warning Signs of a Struggling Reader

RECOGNIZE THE PROBLEM  As parents, we desperately want life to be joyful and problem-free for our children. It’s not always easy to address problems or uncomfortable situations. Obviously, the first step in helping your child become a more confident, proficient … Continue reading

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M-A-G-I-C Books Turn Kids into Readers

  Tale of a Magic Book I’ll never forget the first time I saw the magic at work. It was well into October and one of my students had yet to finish a book. It was like he was allergic … Continue reading

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Worried about your child’s reading?

After learning more about blogging and reflecting on how I can best serve readers of this blog, I’ve decided to direct posts to parents of children in Grade 4 through 7 who are reluctant readers or readers who need support … Continue reading

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A Gift for You

Perhaps today will find you still in the throes of celebrating your holiday season or perhaps today will find you savoring a window of downtime.  Whatever your situation, I’m sending sincere wishes for special days and a wonderful year in … Continue reading

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Perfect Gift for Baby

The last six weeks have been a special time in our family. On October 19th (same day as his father’s birthday) our youngest son and his wife welcomed their first child into the world. This little one is our tenth … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving & Literacy, the perfect holiday pair

Enjoy this poem meant to honor family literacy month and try some of my suggestions for sharing literacy with your family. You’ve read together or played a game.                         … Continue reading

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This Book Again? Four Ways Early Readers Benefit from Repeated Readings

If you have an early reader, you are noticing by now that your child hauls home the same books day after day, week after week. What’s with that? You’re probably wondering how rereading the same book will help your child … Continue reading

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