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The Reading and Writing Connection

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The connection between reading and writing is often overlooked and skill-building for these subjects are usually discussed separately. This relationship is so important, however that it is emphasized early in the training of Reading Recovery(TM) teachers that one can not be effectively taught without the other. What a child learns…

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Health Education: 3 Ways to Motivate Your Children to Stay Active

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It seems like every other day we are hearing about a new weight loss program that promises fast results. Considering that as many as 40 percent of women and 24 percent of men in the U.S. are trying to lose weight at any given time, many are looking for the…

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Structured vs. Unstructured Learning Activities

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When creating learning activities for my children, ages 3 and 5, I try to create both structured learning activities, which have clear directions and rules to complete the assignment, and unstructured learning activities, which allow the children more creative freedom to explore their understanding of a particular topic. The…

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Literacy: Why Reading Aloud is Essential

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Reading—After raising four sons and working as a teacher, I would have to agree with the experts that reading aloud is essential. Why Reading Aloud is Essential

Decades of Literacy Research Encourages Parents Reading Aloud

  • Becoming a Nation of Readers (1985) reached two conclusions. 1) The single most important

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Fall Leaves: Exploring Utah’s Alpine Loop and Cascade Springs

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When I think of seeing fall leaves, I think of New England. Not because I've seen the fall leaves there, but because they're famous. I've been planning a trip to see them for three years in a row to no avail. Hopefully, I will get to see them someday!…

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How to Help Your Kids Earn Better Grades

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One of the most important goals kids can set is to earn better grades.   It’s easier than you think. You and your child are well aware where he/she is excelling and where he/she may need some help.  Every child is different, but in more than a decade of…

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