Category: Reading

Read like a Scholar!

11/10/2010 | Comments Off on Read like a Scholar!

Can you believe it is already that time of year?  I am not talking about the holidays, but Parent Teacher Conferences! I will be going to my boys’ conferences on Thursday.  I am anxious just writing about it.  Like many of you, I have concerns about my sons’ progress. Time and time again though, I hear more parents express deep concern about their child’s progress in reading.  Reading is the one skill that a student must be proficient in to … Continue reading

Summer Slide

05/10/2010 | Comments Off on Summer Slide

Summertime!  Pool, camps, baseball games, chasing fireflies, lazy summer days, right?  Well, not so fast!  There is a very real issue that constant plagues our children every year during these lazy summer days.  It is summer slide which is the loss of academic skills and knowledge over the course of summer vacation. This past fall I received a phone call from a panicked mom.  Her son had spent lots of time at the river, pool, play dates and vacation, but … Continue reading

Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

03/02/2010 | Comments Off on Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Celebrations! Today is Dr. Seuss’s Birthday. You’re off to play! No wait—let some books take you away! You have books on your shelf. You have words in yourself. So read away little elf! You’ll look up and down shelves. Look ’em over with care. About some you’ll say, “I don’t choose to read there.” With your head full of brains and your shoes full of feet, you’re too smart to go down any not-so-good beat. And you may not find … Continue reading