“The Hunger Games” Series Makes me LOVE my Literacy Skills!

I have finally found the cure to my longlasting Harry Potter withdrawals: The Hunger Games! I am obsessed. It’s the first time since I finished the last Harry Potter book 3 years ago that I have become so consumed with a book that I all I can think about is reading more. I spent all …
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Gender Gaps in Reading in the U.S.

There is a rising gender gap between boys and girls in reading in the U.S. that’s been catching attention recently. Evidently this reading gap is found in every socio-economic and ethnic category, including the children of white, college-educated parents. I find this …
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Celebrating Dyslexia, Celebrating Differences

A few months ago we featured some articles about celebrating dyslexia, and this subject of differences goes right along with it. In a recent blog posting at Imagination Soup, Melissa Taylor gives a call-to-action for speaking up about how we are all different as she quotes her …
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Reading Activities: Finding the Best Costume Ideas

Planning ahead in preparing costumes can save frustration, dread or regret at the last minute if your family will be attending any upcoming Autumn/Halloween events and costume parties. This applies for stage productions of course in a much bigger way, and professionals often approach the …
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Reading Activities: Laura Ingalls Wilder

If asked what my favorite old TV series would be, I'd say "Little House on the Prairie", and I suspect that many people would agree. Have you read the books? The experience reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's words takes us well beyond where that enjoyable series goes into the lives of one …
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Stones into Schools--Promoting Education & Literacy, Especially for Girls

Last year I read the book Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson, and began to picture a far-off land, people and culture very different from anything I've ever known. Recently his second book, Stones into Schools came into my hands. While only able to catch small snatches of …
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Dr. Joseph Torgesen - Free Webinar for Reading Teachers

“Teaching All Students to Read: Is It Really Possible?” Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus , and Director Emeritus for the Florida Center for Reading Research Dr. Joseph Torgesen will present this webinar for Reading Horizons on Nov. 10, 201 …
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Three Tips for Using our Reading Program

The following post was originally written for helping teachers use the Reading Horizons program in schools, but this can certainly be applied also by homeschoolers or those who are supplementing school work at home. By: Shantell Berrett, Reading Horizons Reading Specialist Along with …
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12 Teaching Reading Terms Every Parent Should Know

Reading is not a skill that comes naturally. Even highly skilled readers had to be taught at some point. If reading came naturally, like speaking, most children would arrive at school already reading at a reasonable skill level. Simply showing a child a book does not teach him to …
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Reading Horizons Review by Home School Enrichment Magazine

The Home School Enrichment Magazine has published their review of the Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself for ages 4-9 program in their September/October 2010 issue. The author is Cindy Puhek, and here are two quotes from her: "I felt like I had brought a skilled …
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