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What is Close Reading?

By Nicolette Kier

Close reading sounds like the simple practice of closely reading a text for understanding, but close reading techniques students learn in the classroom are slightly more complex, and much more enriching.

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Person writing. Text: "How to write a conclusion. A thorough guide for readers of all levels."

How to Write a Conclusion: A Sentence-by-Sentence Guide

By Nicolette Kier

While most students understand how to write a solid introduction, and know how to add body paragraphs with supporting arguments, they struggle to start a conclusion. Read here for tips on teaching how to write a conclusion paragraph!

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How to Teach Critical Thinking

By Nicolette Kier

Every time you make an inference, prepare an argument, or solve a problem with given information, you use critical thinking skills. It’s never too early for students to develop a skill so necessary for solving challenges!

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Harry Potter Reading Level

Harry Potter Reading Level

By Jerry Charles

Harry Potter is, without a doubt, the world’s most renowned boy wizard. His many books have millions of devoted readers. But, are Harry’s books a good fit for your child’s reading level?

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What’s the Difference Between a Biography and an Autobiography?

By Taylor Charles

Although there are some core similarities, there are many important differences between biographies and autobiographies as well. Read on to learn about what makes biographies and autobiographies unique!

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How to Teach Kids to Read

How to Teach Kids to Read: 5 Ideas That Work

By Taylor Charles

When you already know how to read, it seems like such an easy skill. Then you sit down with your child and the prospect of teaching reading to them becomes suddenly overwhelming! Don’t worry! Teaching your kids to read takes time but with these 5 ideas, you’ll notice marked improvement in your child’s reading skills in no time. 

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