"As parents, we talk a lot about what we want for our kids. I can come up with a whole bunch of fancy words to make me sound smarter than I am, but the one word that I keep coming back to is 'okay'. We want our kids to be okay... So will you help me?"
WHY DID YOU WRITE THIS ARTICLE? Let's dive into the nitty-gritty of the discussion at hand, tutoring. As a teacher, and as a tutor myself, I have always found myself in an awkward position when parents ask me to tutor their child. It's awkward because of many reasons. I know I can help your child improve … Continue reading Does My Child Need A Tutor?
This strategy is for children who can decode and read. When your goal is to improve your child's reading level, your child is the one that needs to do the reading, not you. You are merely a facilitator in this process, a guide, helping your child when they need it and asking questions to make sure they understand what they are taking in. You will have your child select books that are AT THEIR CURRENT READING LEVEL or ONE LEVEL ABOVE their current reading level. They should not know the story, or know all of the words. There needs to be an element of challenge in order for progress to be made.
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I want to know how you feel about the power of appearance. As I get older, and now that I have my girls, I find myself leaning towards my father's mindset of "show them you mean business before you talk business."