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Listening To Your Children Read Aloud
In the midst of our busy lives, we sometimes find it so challenging to take time to sit down and really listen to our children read aloud. Instead, we often find ourselves telling our children to read to themselves while we are busy cooking dinner, doing laundry, or writing a ... Read More
What is Reading?
For fluent readers, reading seems almost instinctual. Words are instantly recognized, stories come alive easily. However, for those just learning how to read it is a complex process that is anything but automatic. So what is reading? The process of reading involves many visual and mental processes. It is defined as ... Read More
Making Reading at Home Fun and Successful
Very often your child is required to read and log as part of nightly homework. Often parents suggest their child read independently for the allotted amount of time and then they'll sign the reading journal or reading log afterwards. When your child struggles with reading and is reluctant or resistant ... Read More
Report Card Comments and Conferences: What do Parents Want to Know?
Parents and Teachers as Partners
As a classroom teacher of Spanish, I was told that parent conferences could be stressful. At times, perhaps, that can be true but I never viewed them negatively. How could that be? I looked forward to meeting the parents or guardians of my students and was excited to share what ... Read More