Sending Teachers Into The Home

Sending Teachers Into The Home

With national concern about students’ academic performance, some districts are turning to a Teacher Home Visit Program or Parent Visitation Program.  The idea behind this strategy is that parents (with the support of the teacher) will be more involved in their child’s …
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Is Your Child Struggling with Reading? Make Sure He Gets a Good Breakfast!

Is Your Child Struggling with Reading? Make Sure He Gets a Good Breakfast!

Often we look for new, complex solutions to solve the problems we face. However, there are often simple solutions or steps we can take to improve or alleviate the problems we rack our brains trying to solve. One elementary school recently started a breakfast program  …
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How to Motivate Your Struggling Reader to Improve Reading Skills

Research has proven which approaches work for helping struggling readers improve their reading skills, but what if they aren’t motivated to improve their reading skills? We all know how to do a lot of things that we don't do simply because we aren’t …
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The D Word: Understanding Dyslexia

Reading Horizons is located in Salt Lake City- the heart of Utah. But about 30 miles east of Salt Lake City (a 40-minute drive through a vast canyon and an increase of elevation of about 3500 feet) you enter Park City. A trendy city most known for its ski resorts and the prestigious and …
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How Can Parents Support Their Child's Reading Development?

by Kathy Chappell-Muncy MS Ed. Reading and Literacy and Margaret Nichols MS Ed. Reading and Literacy Much as papa tiger watched and worried as his little tiger son Leo didn’t speak, or eat nicely, write or read in Leo the Late Bloomer by Robert Kraus, we parents …
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5 Ways to Make Literacy a Part of Your Child’s Christmas

1. “A Book on Every Bed” – This campaign was started last year in an effort to get a million books on the beds of a million children. The campaign continues on this year in an effort to foster a love of reading in children across America. Here’s how you …
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8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Ability and Academic Achievement

8 Ways to Boost Your Child’s Reading Ability and Academic Achievement

Have you ever wondered how you can best help your child succeed in school? What the most effective parenting tactics are? Recent research from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (the O.E.C.D.) has found several practices that parents can incorporate into …
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Paper or Electronic Books? Which Should Your Child Use?

Paper or Electronic Books? Which Should Your Child Use?

With the increasingly popular e-readers (such as Kindle) on the rise, the question arises- are printed books on their way to becoming obsolete? According to American Booksellers Association’s CEO Oren Teicher, “ABA in no way believes that print books are going away. …
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Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

Does My Child Have a Vision-Related Reading Challenge?

By Guest Blogger, Joan Brennan  Very often when exhibiting our reading tools at educational conferences, parents and teachers will ask, “How will I know if my child (or student) has a vision-related reading challenge?”  It is a very good question, one that …
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Inventive Spelling - Does it help or hurt?

Inventive Spelling - Does it help or hurt?

Inventive spelling (also called invented spelling) is the practice of spelling unfamiliar words by making a guess as to the correct spelling based on the writer’s existing knowledge. An example of this would be spelling “is” as “iz” or “flowers” …
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