Audiobooks · Fluency · Read Aloud · Reading Strategies

Reading Fluency

Hello again, As I’m re-reading one of my favourite holiday books (The Golden Compass), I thought I should post about reading fluency and how younger readers need lots of practice in developing this skill. We all want to develop reading fluency in our learners, right? After all, fluency has a direct correlation with reading comprehension. Learners who struggle… Continue reading Reading Fluency

Alphabet · Apps · Letter Recognition · Letter sounds · Reading Strategies

Alphabet Sound Learning Apps

If you’re looking for a for a few quality apps to help your kiddos with learning their sounds, look no further! Here are two apps that I can’t recommend enough! 1) My favourite blog writer This Reading Mama has developed a low-cost app that helps kiddos develop their awareness of letter sounds. This app has… Continue reading Alphabet Sound Learning Apps

Pictures · Reading Strategies

Eagle Eye: Using Picture Clues to Solve Words

Some of the most common questions I receive about emerging readers are focused on the pictures in children’s early reader books. “Is my child really reading if he looks at the pictures?” “Should I cover up the pictures in my child’s books?” “Won’t the pictures just confuse my child?” These are great questions, and show… Continue reading Eagle Eye: Using Picture Clues to Solve Words

Alphabet · Letter Recognition · Letter sounds

Back-to-School with Letters

It’s almost the end of September already! The leaves are changing colour, the indoor shoes are slightly worn in, and pumpkin spice is everywhere. What better way to celebrate the back-to-school season than with a few answers to frequently asked questions about letter practice at home. *Note: there are many schools of thoughts on how to… Continue reading Back-to-School with Letters