Our goal is for children to learn to read, to love books, and to comprehend what they’re reading.
I can help in a few ways.
First, I read hundreds of books every month and curate good books for you to share with the children in your life.
Whether you are looking for books to read aloud or books to help teach growing readers or books to give to independent readers, you’ll find good books for all ages, grade levels, and comprehension levels.
Second, I share engaging activities and strategies to make reading meaningful and fun as well as some practical knowledge about comprehension.
I want to support you (parents, teachers, librarians, grandparents) in facilitating growth and interest in reading.
Reading aloud to kids shares the magic of stories and introduces children to good stories and new vocabulary words.
It’s the easiest way to build a strong literacy foundation and the best predictor of future reading success.
Extend the story you just read with other book-based activities. Start with these ideas.
There’s nothing wrong with technology in moderation and for a purpose.
Use educational apps to reinforce letter sounds and sight words. Read ebooks from the library or Amazon.
Sometimes we can motivate technology-loving children in different ways when we incorporate reading and technology.
When summer hits, you want to keep kids reading on a daily basis. But how?
To start, make sure kids have a stack of good books that interest them.
Then, consider accountability with a reading log, daily conversation, bingo board, or a book club.
These articles will get you started with your summer reading.
Mentor texts are books that model anything– skills, strategies, formats, figurative language– for children. Get started learning new thinking strategies with these mentor text book lists.
These children’s picture books or mentor texts can be used to teach kids to learn how to compare and contrast in reading and in writing.
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