Teaching a Kid How to Read

Now that I’m teaching reading for the third time I think I’m getting the hang of it.  Way back in my early years in college I took a class on how to teach kids how to read.  I’m not sure why I took it since I had no interest in…

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Alphabet World – Combining Early Reading Skills with Play

My daughter and I have had a bit of fun playing Alphabet World.  Basically I get out our Melissa & Doug Upper & Lower Case Alphabet Puzzle along with my daughter’s stash of mini-figures.  She loves her little figures and has been known to play with them for hours.  My goal…

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4th and 5th Grade Level Reading Books

Here is a short list of reading books at the 4th and 5th grade level. I’ve listed the grade level that is listed on the Scholastic Book Wizard as well as the Lexile Level and a link to the book at Amazon so you can see inside the book. These…

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Literature Selections

My oldest son is moving toward literature analysis this school year.  We are using the book Figuratively Speaking to guide our literature choices.  This is his reading list this year: Poetry Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – Autumn Within Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The Rainy Day Edgar Guest – Home Ralph Waldo Emerson…

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Reading Progress – Kindergarten and Second Grade

In our homeschool we don’t use a specific reading program.  Our reading program consists of reading.  Sometimes discussion of the books take place, but standard comprehension questions don’t play much of a role here.  Discussion allows me to understand how much my child understands about what he has read.  …

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