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Challenge Them, Reading / 16.11.2018

Once your child has developed their reading to a stage when they are reading fairly fluently they need to work on developing expression.  In this post I will take you through the stages and strategies that will allow them to develop their expressive reading skills.       How to Develop Expression When Reading: Understanding what they are reading   First we need to understand what is meant by expression.  Expression is another means by which a reader can convey the events and actions occurring in the text.  In order to do this the reader must have a clear...

Challenge Them, Reading / 14.11.2018

As your child progresses with their reading you may find that they begin to get through books quickly.  It can be really hard, in this situation, to know how to support them to continue their learning journey.  The really important thing to remember is that the goal of reading is not just to be able to read fluently but to understand fully what is being read. There are many aspects to this understanding and all are taught and assessed in schools.   How to challenge your bookworm 1: Try this with...

Reading, Reading Strategies / 12.11.2018

Teaching your child to read can be a daunting prospect. Whether they are home schooled or at school there may be times when you need to introduce a reading strategy, word or sound.   For some quick reading strategies visit my useful tips for hearing your child read post.    There are also lots of wonderful reading programs and apps that can make this process a lot easier or add another level to your own teaching.   If you're unsure of what or how to teach your child you will find all my...