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What are Character Traits?

What are Character Traits?

By Jerry Charles

Character traits give us insight into literary characters’ feelings, motivations and decision-making processes. Learning to recognize them and why they matter is an important part of a child’s education in literacy.

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Helpful article about IEPs and Reading Goals.

IEP Goals for Reading

By Jerry Charles

You just learned your child needs an IEP for reading comprehension. Now what? Understanding what makes strong, measurable learning goals will help you become an active member of her IEP team.

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Tips for Struggling Readers

Help, My Child Has Trouble Reading!

By Jerry Charles

Reading well is the foundation of all learning. If your child is having trouble learning to read, it’s time to take action. Solutions are out there when you know where to look.

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3rd Grade Girl Reading a Book

How to help 3rd grader with reading comprehension

By Jerry Charles

Starting in the third grade, your child will encounter new reading goals. These can include independent reading, simple chapter books and reading for content. Now, more than ever, comprehension matters.

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Context Clues - Dad Reading to a Group of Kids

What are the Different Types of Context Clues?

By Jerry Charles

Using context clues is vital to reading mastery. It allows your child to discover the meaning of unknown words by using clues that are written into the very text that she’s reading.

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Kindergarten Sight Words

How many sight words should a kindergartener know?

By Jerry Charles

Sight words let us quickly read the many small words that are used over and over in any text we encounter. Kindergarten is not too early to start learning basic sight words.

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