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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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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 Public Speaking Improves Your Child's Writing Skills

Your child will need public speaking skills in their life and career. Public speaking also enhances your child's writing skills. They will be a more attentive writer when they know they have to present it to an audience. Learn how Reading Genie takes writing and public speaking to a new level.

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Why Your Child Should Keep a Daily Journal

Journal writing is a valuable exercise every child should practice. It helps your child's language arts and creative writing skills develop. Keeping a daily journal allows your child to better understand their emotions. This is crucial in how children learn to interact with the world around them.

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How Drawing Can Help Your Child Learn to Write

As children grow and explore the world they'll seek creative outlets for their experiences. By drawing, kids learn how to express themselves and their feelings at a young age. But did you know that drawing can lead to great writing skills? In child development, drawing and writing work together.

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Why Teaching Phonics is So Hard

Phonics affects your child's reading comprehension writing skills. Without phonics, your child can become illiterate. But teaching phonics to your child is incredibly hard. Nevermind all of the countless rules English phonics follows but they have countless exceptions. Reading Genie is here to help.

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Why Your Child Needs to Practice Their Sight Words Every Day

A big part of reading comprehension and building creative writing skills is knowing sight words. Sight words are common words that don't necessarily follow phonetic rules. As such, your child must know these words, and their meanings, simply from sight. Help your child stay ahead at Reading Genie.

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