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How To Raise A Reader

It is never too early to introduce your children to the fantastic world of books. Parents who read to their children while they are tiny tots and infants often see them grow up to be voracious readers.However, one mistake that parents often make is that they turn reading into a boring, “you-m ...

Introducing ESL Students to Reading Passages

As English as a second language (ESL) students build their language skills, the day will come when they’re ready, with guidance, to read passages of a few paragraphs. Guidance is important because it will maximize students’ success and prevent the frustration that comes from having a bo ...

TOAST: A Strategy for Learning New Vocabulary

TOAST Description: TOAST is an acronym for test, organize, anchor, say, and test. This strategy is used for helping students learn vocabulary independently. Using TOAST will enable students to have better focus on vocabulary words which are difficult for them to learn. It is an especially useful st ...

English Lesson Plan: Hedgie's Hat

Grade: 3Subject: English/VocabularyUnit/Theme: Hedgie's HatContent Standards: Vocabulary, English, word study, reading fluency and expression.Language Objectives: Student will learn new vocabulary words and how to use expression in reading which combined will help student read more fluently.Bui ...

Vocabulary Journal

Vocabulary is one of the most important parts of a student’s reading foundation. The more words as student recognizes and knows, the better a student will be at comprehension. If a student knows that the word prairie means a large open area of grassland he or she will better understand the co ...