"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." William Butler Yeats
Did you know that learning to read is a challenge for almost 40 percent of kids? The good news is that with early help, most reading problems can be prevented. The bad news is that nearly half of all parents who notice their child having trouble wait a year or more before getting help. Unfortunately, the older a child is, the more difficult it is to teach him or her to read. If a child can't read well by the end of third grade, odds are that he or she will never catch up. And the effects of falling behind and feeling like a failure can be devastating.
Parents play a huge role in making sure that their child's needs are being addressed by the school. Some kids end up being diagnosed with a learning disability. There is an even larger group of students, though, who never receives a diagnosis but who nonetheless needs targeted assistance to learn and read well. Because you care the most about your child, you need to understand your child's needs and advocate for him or her.
Taken from: http://www.readingrockets.org
See the documents library below to find hints and guides on helping your children learn to be more efficient readers. We will be using these ideas in class throughout the year.
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Free Books: Legal Sites to Download Literature
Classic Bookshelf: This site has put classic novels online, from Charles Dickens to Charlotte Bronte.