Tag Archives: reading comprehension

Learning to read through games

Games lead to learning

Children learn best through play.  Learning to read should always incorporate this principle. The Stepping Stones Together games are designed to help children connect the importance of learning to read with everything they do including playing … (continue reading)

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Parent Involvement: Where are you on the spectrum?

The parent involvement balance is something most parents struggles with when raising their children.  Expert opinions on parent involvement are often hard to take if not aligned with our core beliefs about child rearing.  Quality time differs from family … (continue reading)

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Reading a picture book has become obsolete

Technology has its advantages in motivating us to learn more, think differently, and reach new heights in understanding and experiencing all the world has to offer. However, should we forgo the gift to our senses that a newspaper, magazine, favorite … (continue reading)

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Learning to read should be affordable for all children

We have an educational achievement gap in the United States that occurs before children enter the Kindergarten classroom. Adults today according to research are not reading. How do we expect our children to want to read?

Research continues to … (continue reading)

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Summer learning loss- Can we stop it?

Summer learning loss is a reality

Not only do children lose 3 months of reading skills out of 12 during the summer but without some guidance reading alone will not slow this decline.

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Reading effects brain functioning in more ways than you think

Recent reading research has revealed reading has an effect on a lot more than just opening our minds to the world around us. Different parts of our brain responsible for listening, perception, and problem solving are effected by our ability … (continue reading)

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Learning through direct instruction

Do you learn new material best through lecture or hands-on activities?

New research suggests that we learn better when taught through lecture. Haven't we been learning through creative problem solving for the last 2 decades in the US?

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New research on how we learn

Do we learn more by exposure to the big picture or the parts?

The new research supporting the answer might surprise you. According, to the latest research from (AERA) The American Educational Research Association, we learn more when exposed (continue reading)

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Early reading leads to increased high school graduation

The AERA conference was held this week in New Orleans. One hot study discussed in Education Week today shared statistially significant findings available later this week here, that strong reading skills by third grade predicted high school graduation. Although this

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The power of stories

How do stories teach anything and everything?

Difficult concepts are often taught using story books because they resonate with our emotions and imaginations.

  • Books tie us together with those we are similar to as well as
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