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What Sound Does the Letter B Make?

Does your child know all of their letters? Well, what about all of their letter sounds? Identifying and memorizing the letters is great but the next step is putting sounds to them. A lot of children get tripped up at this stage. Want to make sure your child has a firm grasp on phonics? Sign up for Reading Genie today.

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What is a Conjunction? And Other Language Arts Skills Your Child Needs

Does your child know what a conjunction is? What about subject-verb agreement? There are many important parts of language arts and reading comprehension that isn't being taught in school. Find out how you can help your child succeed with Reading Genie

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Dumbing Down Reading Is Hurting Your Child's Brain

What is your child's reading level? Parents are often concerned if their child is reading below level. A big part of that is this dumbing down process where parent and teachers give students easier books to read and not challenging enough for them to learn. Make sure your student's reading comprehension is where it should be with Reading Genie.

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How to Teach Your Child Proper Writing Skills for Longer Essays

Do you want your child to write longer essays but not sure how to motivate them? Kids have a lot to say and a very active imagination. This should mean that they have a lot to write. But your child might only write 1 or 2 paragraphs if that. Reading Genie has the tools you need to boost your child's writing skills.

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How Do I Improve My Child's Reading Comprehension?

Is your child making the most of summer? Summer is for fun and relaxation, summer camps and pool days. But summer is also for summer reading. This is the best time to improve your child's reading comprehension and make sure they don't fall down the summer slide. Reading Genie has plenty of tips to help you this summer.

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Has Your Child Met the 4th Grade English Language Arts Common Core Standards?

Are you wondering about your child's reading and writing? Even if they are on track, what exactly should your child be able to do by the end of 4th grade? Fully understanding the fourth grade New Jersey Common Core standard for English language arts is very important. Reading Genie will help your child advance in ELA so they are well prepared for next year.

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What is Expository Writing?

Do you know the difference between expository and narrative writing? Your child will have to learn these and other writing styles, and you will need to help them. However, if you are unsure how to help your child develop these writing skills, Reading Genie's guide to expository writing is here to help.

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Understanding and Teaching Narrative Writing

Does your child know all the different writing styles? Their writing skills will improve when they take the time to learn, narrative, descriptive, persuasive and expository writing. If you are not sure how to help your child master narrative writing, check out Reading Genie's guide to narrative writing here.

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How to Teach Persuasive Writing to Your Kids

Persuasive writing is one of the most important writing styles for kids to master. Your child will need to know how to craft a compelling argument with supporting details for the rest of their life. Start here with Reading Genie's Guide to Persuasive Writing.

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How to Help Your Child Be A Descriptive Writer

Are you trying to help your child be a better writer? Sometimes it's hard, especially with the different writing styles. Here is the Reading Genie guide to descriptive writing and how you can help your child be a more descriptive writer.

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