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What are the Elements of a Story

By Jerry Charles

Story elements are the scaffolding on which all stories are built. Understanding them and why they matter gives us – and our children – a deeper understanding of the stories we read.

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What is Guided Reading?

By Jerry Charles

Guided reading is a proven learning strategy employed by many schools. Find out what it is, how it works and how you can use the same techniques with your child at home.

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Improve Reading Skills with Comic Books

Improve Reading Skills with Comic Books!

By Jerry Charles

Reading is a complex skill to master and one that takes lots of practice. And what better way to encourage practice than with the most attractive reading material of all: Comic books!

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What is Inference in Reading?

What is Inference in Reading?

By Jerry Charles

When we make inferences while reading, we’re literally reading between the lines. Learning this valuable skill helps kids deepen their reading experience and understand the more subtle aspects of what they’re reading.

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What is Reading Fluency?

What is Reading Fluency?

By Jerry Charles

Fluency refers to doing something easily and well. When a child can read fluently, he reads accurately, smoothly and with expression. All of this increases his comprehension.

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What is the most important factor in improving reading comprehension?

What is the Most Important Factor in Improving Reading Skills?

By Jerry Charles

Many different factors affect a child’s ability to improve his reading skills. By knowing what they are – and which ones are most important – you, as a parent, can help.

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