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Why Reading Fluency Matters

When teaching a child how to read, it's important to understand why reading fluency matters to the overall process. Let's start by understanding the wholistic approach to teaching reading. The Wholistic Reading Approach Learning to read is so much more than just decoding words. As parents and teachers, we need to help our children learn… Continue reading Why Reading Fluency Matters

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How to Teach Decoding Skills to Kids

Teaching children to read is a monumental (and sometimes scary!) task. Let's start by learning how to teach decoding skills to kids. A Wholistic Reading Approach Reading is a foundational life skill that we teach our little ones in the early years of their life. The goal of reading is not simply to teach children… Continue reading How to Teach Decoding Skills to Kids

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Constructing Background Knowledge

A Wholistic Reading Approach Constructing background knowledge is one of the foundational skills of the wholistic reading approach. Check out this post to read about how to teach reading in a wholistic, well-rounded way. What is background knowledge? Background knowledge is the information you already know about a topic that you can apply to a… Continue reading Constructing Background Knowledge