Tag archives for Reading

Strategies for Summer Reading for Children with Dyslexia

By: Dale S. Brown (2007) As a parent, you play a critical role in your child's education during the summer — especially if your child has dyslexia. Without your help, kids are more likely to forget what they learned last year. A recent study estimates that summer loss for all students equals about a month of academic learning. Most likely, children with learning Read full article »

Keep going over summer!

After a long school year children do need to take a break and hang out with family and friends and make the most the long days of freedom ahead. BUT it is very important to maintain reading and other skills over the summer.  This can be done in a fun way and does not have to involve tutors or laboriously slaving Read full article »

Insightful article

Priscilla Gilman presents an extract from her book 'The Anti-Romatic Child'. A very interesting read.... here Read full article »

Parents reading tips English, Korean, Tagalog and more

The following link contains tips for parents in encouraging reading at each stage from Kindergarten through to Third Grade.  They are available in around nine languages including Tagalog, English, Korean, Spanish and Russian.  Scroll to the bottom of the page for the full language selection. http://www.colorincolorado.org/guides/readingtips Read full article »

New Brain Findings on Dyslexic Children

By Wendy Leopold The vast majority of school-aged children can focus on the voice of a teacher amid the cacophony of the typical classroom thanks to a brain that automatically focuses on relevant, predictable and repeating auditory information, according to new research from Northwestern University. But for children with developmental dyslexia, the teacher's voice may get lost in the background noise of Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!