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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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Celebrating National Family Literacy Month

No doubt, you are going about your business today, perhaps glad the excitement of Halloween is behind you and anticipating Thanksgiving as the next holiday. But, today is actually another important day to celebrate. November 1st marks National Family Literacy … Continue reading

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Be Back Soon – I Hope

No blogging goimg on right now, friends, because I fell and hurt my wrist and wound up in a soft cast. Since it’s my right hand, it takes forever to type. I’ll be back blogging asap. Keep those kids reading–September … Continue reading

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Tilling the Soil of Background Knowledge

   Today, it occurred to me that I probably should have provided more information about the relationship between background knowledge and reading before sharing the blog post about “match-up books”. Sorry for putting the cart before the horse. This post … Continue reading

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