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Miller has an unconventional approach to motivating young readers -- no reading logs, drills, and worksheets. Instead, she says teachers should help students navigate the awesome world of children's literature and give them time to read books they pick out themselves.
Calm first week jitters with a snugly read aloud or two. Here's some good advice: If You Ever Want to Bring an Alligator to School, DON'T! Browse these picture books about new friends, a joyful walk to school, Dad's First Day, and more.
For some kids, reading isn't easy. They might have dyslexia, a learning disability, or just learn differently. Because it helps to know you're not alone, we've gathered books that feature characters of different strengths and abilities.
Libraries are great resources for families with young children; you can find books, entertainment, educational and cultural enrichment, literacy tips, and other valuable information. (In English and Spanish)
Children who can segment and blend sounds easily are able to use this knowledge when reading and spelling. Engaging activities like guess-the-word game, robot talk, and the segmentation cheer provide kids lots of practice with word sounds.
Nonfiction books give kids a chance to learn new concepts and vocabulary, as well as broaden their view of the world. Learn how to take a "book walk" with a new nonfiction book and model active reading. (In English and Spanish)
Children are makers and builders – and naturally interested in how the things around them are imagined and constructed. Explore the shapes in buildings or how a city changes through the centuries, take an armchair tour of some the world's most famous architectural landmarks, and much more with our collection of books, hands-on activities, apps and kid-friendly websites.
Not all reading difficulties look the same. Meet four children who are struggling with different aspects of learning to become strong, confident readers. (From our First Year Teacher self-study course).
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