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Seeding literacy: Make a reading tree

How you can help at home: In this activity your child records books she has read on a reading tree.

Helpful assessments for struggling young readers

Many parents ask if there are ways to assess a young child's reading problems without going through a full evaluation. In this article, a reading expert describes appropriate assessments for young readers.

Eric Carle Collage

How you can help at home: In this activity your child makes a collage with tissue paper and paint.

Develop a mental image

How you can help at home: Have your child make a mental image of a passage that has been read aloud.

Accordion book fun

How you can help at home: Make a homemade book with your child and build his reading and writing skills.

Bait-and-switch symptoms

Worried your child has a learning disability or behavioral problem? Make sure his eyes and ears are tuned in before testing his brain.

Make a scene

When books begin to seem like hard work, dioramas help bring their magic to life.

Make a story map

How you can help at home: In this activity your child sequences the beginning, middle and end of a story.

Word family flip book

How you can help at home: Have your child create this fun flip book to practice reading.

Act out a script

How you can help at home: Read a script with your child to practice reading skills.

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