How to Raise a Reader

Every parent wants to know how to raise a reader and it’s an accepted fact that reading is crucial for kids. Study after study shows babies and toddlers thrive intellectually and emotionally when they’re read to. Books help children of every age expand their language...

How to Teach Reading Using Storybooks

“How do you teach reading using storybooks” is a question that I was often asked when I worked as a speech/language pathologist. These people were often aware that I also worked with dyslexic children. I would like to begin by telling how I liked to teach my own...

Phonemic Awareness and Phonics

When we think of phonics skills, we often consider how we may need to improve them phonemic awareness and phonics even if we’re not sure what those terms mean. So, what exactly is phonemic awareness and how does it differ from phonics skills? Alphabetic...

How Students Keep Learning Outside School

Reading assignments and encouraging independent reading is how students keep learning outside school during vacation breaks. Educators often worry about the “summer slide” when students forget what they learned over a long summer break. But it’s...