popular topics in learning to read

  • School and Learning
    Literacy Facts
    Long Live Literacy!
    Where would the three "R's" be without literacy? Take our quiz and learn the facts about reading and writing. ...
  • School and Learning
    Literacy Facts
    Do You Know the Facts About Literacy?
    Do you know the facts about the state of literacy in the U.S.? Take our quiz and find out. ...
  • Interactive Alphabet ABCs App
    Mobile Apps
    10 Best Apps to Help Kids Learn to Read
    From learning the alphabet to stringing letter sounds together, reading requires a foundation of many skills. These interactive apps can help provide the building blocks of reading, focusing on literacy skills including phonetic awareness, site w...
    Lindsay Hutton
  • Certificates and Rewards Printables
    Certificate for the First Time Reading a Book
    Print out this certificate to congratulate your child for reading a book for the first time. ...
  • Read-Aloud Activity for Kids
    Reading Activities
    Reading Aloud
    Reading AloudMaterials Book Cassette tape recorder Directions Children should be encouraged to read aloud. They also like to listen while someone else reads to them. In order for oral reading to be a comfortable experience, it should be practice...
  • Winter Reading Log Activity
    Reading Activities
    Winter Reading Log
    Winter Reading LogMaterials Small notebook Pen or pencil Directions There is nothing better to do on a cold winter day than curl up somewhere warm with a good book. At the first day of winter, start your Winter Reading Log. Enter the date and th...
  • 10 ways to improve reading skills
    Reading Activities
    The Top 10 Ways to Improve Your Child's Reading Skills
    Nothing is more important to academic achievement than being a good reader. Parents know their children best and can provide the one-on-one time and attention that will lead them to success in reading. Here is a list of ways to help your children...
    Peggy Gisler, Ed.S. and Marge Eberts, Ed.S.
  • School and Learning
    Early Reading Activity
    Read Me a Story
    Read Me a StoryTime 10 to 15 minutes Materials Storybook Directions Invite your child to select a favorite storybook to "read" to you.Go through each page together and listen to her version, which may be quite close to the actual words. Your atte...
  • Entertainment and Activities
    Word Games
    Teaching the World of Words
    World of WordsHelp your child build reading skills with these activities, games, and ideas.Directions The following ideas are adapted from the U.S. Department of Education booklet Helping Your Child Become a Reader. Point out letters and challeng...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book
  • School and Learning
    Early Reading Activity
    My Name
    My NameMaterials Paper Pen or marker Clear contact paper Crayon or marker Damp clothDirections Help your child learn to print her name. Draw two parallel solid lines with a broken line in the middle. Print your child's first and last name on the ...
    Trish Kuffner, author of The Preschooler's Busy Book
  • Color by Letter or Number Printables
    Bunch of Balloons Color by Letter
    Use the code at the bottom to match each color with its corresponding letter to reveal the colorful bunch of balloons. ...
  • School and Learning
    Tools for LD Children
    How to Improve Reading Comprehension
    How to Improve Reading ComprehensionWhen I was a kid, you would have hated to sit by me in the library. With my books splayed everywhere and my feet tapping at a hundred miles a minute, I mouthed every word of the book I was reading out loud. Whe...
    Jonathan Mooney
  • School and Learning
    Learning to Read
    Son Can Read Flash Cards, but Not Books
    Your son's recognition and sounding-out ability are remarkable for a four-year-old. But he may not be ready to read, even though he is able to work with the cards. ...
  • School and Learning
    Learning to Read
    Starting First Grade Without Reading Skills
    First grade is when children traditionally learn how to read; a child does not need to enter the grade already reading. ...
  • School and Learning
    Reading Comprehension
    Nine Good Reading Habits
    Nine Good Reading HabitsLike all travels in this glamorous and lucrative world of study skills, we have come to the section where I contradict everything I have said up to this point. While I truly believe that each student needs to individualize...
    Jonathan Mooney
  • School and Learning
    Learning to Read
    The Skills Kids Need to Read
    The Skills Kids Need to ReadAs a basic foundation for learning to read and write, kids need strong speaking and listening skills. When you and other adults around your kids encourage them to talk, ask, questions, and use dramatic play, it increas...
  • School and Learning
    Early Reading Activity
    Make a Name Letter Book
    Make a Name Letter BookWhat you need: Paper Scissors Glue Magazines Crayons Stapler What you do: 1. Mark one page of paper with each letter of your child's name. 2. Work with your child to cut out letters from magazines and paste them on the pa...
    From the National Center for Learning Disabilities
  • School and Learning
    Learning to Read
    A Picture's Worth a Thousand Words
    A Picture's Worth a Thousand WordsBooks that have no words, just beautiful pictures, invite you and your child to use your imagination and make up your own stories. What you need: Wordless picture books (Example: Do You Want To Be My Friend? by...