The Importance of Phonics: Can Too Much of a Good Thing Be Bad for Your Child?

Surely you have heard the importance of phonics for beginning readers. Most likely, you would think that a child who does not receive phonics instruction will not learn to read or not learn to read well. And you are right, phonics does have a place in reading instruction, but we think it’s important to have READ MORE

The Simplest Strategy to Improve Reading Fluency in Beginning Readers

The simplest way to improve reading fluency in young children is to allow them to reread books. Download the Lucky Listeners free fluency chart below to encourage re-reading and promote the love for reading in beginning readers. Re-reading As A Strategy to Improve Reading Fluency Do you wonder if your child should read the same READ MORE

Make Writing Fun Using Interactive Writing!

One of the things parents ask me is how to make writing fun for their child. Parents also tell me that teaching writing can be intimidating. Interactive writing is a simple way to make writing fun and encourage children who dislike writing to get involved. Please note this post may contain affiliate links and ads, READ MORE