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Motivating a Reluctant Reader

Motivating a student who does not care for reading or who does not enjoy reading can be a tremendous source of tension in a homeschooling family.  As parents and teachers, we find ourselves frustrated because we want to help our child, but we may not know where to start.  The tips below were featured on […]

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Decoding Solutions for Struggling Readers

“I hate reading. Don’t make me do it. I don’t want to read anymore.” These are not simply the sounds of an obstinate child. If you’ve heard this before, and are hearing it frequently, then your child may be in need of some extra help. Dyslexic children often have difficulty with decoding, which is important […]

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Read to Me

I got in trouble! Ok, maybe not trouble, trouble.  One of my drop-in teaching evaluations happened to be during a 6th grade language arts class – and I was reading aloud to my students!! My principal was not amused.  You see, I used to read aloud to my  6th and 7th graders – it was presented […]

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Can Your Baby Really Read? Reading Readiness Tips

For at least two years now, I’ve been boasting that my (now) 4 year-old can read. We can drive down a street in any given city and she’ll read the signs,  “Taco Bell!  Burger King! Pizza Hut!” – I’m not sure whether to be proud or…well, maybe we eat out too much.  But what it […]

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Vacation Education

When the dog days of summer are getting you down, here are some ideas to put a spring back in your family’s step and make vacation time also educational. Writing/Composition: Suggest your child create a journal. A journal can take many forms depending on the desires of the creator. Allow your student to be creative […]

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Wrap Up Summer With A Good Book

As summer winds down, take a break from the heat and spend some time at your local library or bookstore.  We’ve supplied book recommendations, and each list, organized according to grade level, contains suggestions for wonderful, recently released children’s books.  Below you will find some suggestions of fun activities to help your students grow as […]

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Reading Aloud- The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Do you want your children to love learning, to love reading, to love books and be able to express themselves well? Of course you do.  Do you need credentials or special training to make this happen? Absolutely not. You need only your voice, your child and books. Read to them. Read to them every day […]

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