As a parent, you want your child to learn empathy. Books can be an excellent tool to develop the skill and practice of empathetic living!
Every parent wants their child to have better reading and reading comprehension skills. One way to help with reading comprehension is to work on your child's vocabulary building. Many elementary schools don't emphasize vocabulary skills in class so you must help your child at home.
How can you tell if your child's at appropriate reading level? Here's an over view of reading comprehension markers for students from kindergarten to 7th grade. Also, what you should look for and what benchmarks your child should be hitting based on their grade level as well as book recommendations.
How can reading and writing poetry help my child? Poetry actually has huge advantages for readers and writers of all ages. Reading and writing poetry will increase your child's reading comprehension, creative writing skills, and vocabulary. Find out how you can encourage your kid to try more poetry.
Should your child be reading outside of school? Yes! When children read for fun and not because it's assigned, it allows their mind to grow in many ways. Reading even helps your child with other classes like math, science, and social studies. Learn about all the ways reading helps your child grow.
A lot of students do not enjoy reading because they are can't find context clues and make inferences that the author wants them to do. Also, without the context clues they cant build their vocabulary with new words. These simple, often overlooked steps are essential to reading comprehension.
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