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Ready to Read in School: Fluency

Our next important element of reading, identified by the National Reading Panel, is Fluency.

Fluency is the "flow" of reading, particularly out loud, but also what a child hears in her head during silent reading. It's "reading like you talk" and is important because it supports comprehension. After all, it's difficult to understand a sentence when it is read haltingly, one word at a time, because you forget how the sentence began and what it has to do with the end of the sentence.

Ready to Read in School: Vocabulary

This week, we're looking at another area that the National Reading Panel identified as being important for children learning how to read: Vocabulary.

Simply put, the more words you know, the much easier it is to read a wide variety of texts.

Ready to Read in School: Phonics and Phonemic Awareness

You don't need us to tell you: it's time to head back to school! That means if you are a parent, it's also time to think about what you can do to make sure your school-aged child is getting what they need in reading instruction.

In 2000, after three years of study, the National Reading Panel identified 5 areas that correlated with children's success in reading: 1) Phonics; 2) Phonemic Awareness; 3) Fluency; 4) Vocabulary; 5) Comprehension.

The Art (and Science) of Conversation with Children

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The Art (and Science) of Conversation with Children

"Oh, that's just a bunch of talk." It's easy to get tired of all of the words flying around us, especially as the presidential election season ramps up (oh boy, are there a lot of words!). But when it comes to your children - no matter their age - sharing words through conversation is one of the most important things you can do to ensure their literary success.

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Welcome to Kids Read - Your Source for Helping Kids Grow as Readers!

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Welcome to Kids Read - Your Source for Helping Kids Grow as Readers!

Welcome to Kids Read! Our goal is to support parents, caregivers, and educators usher children into the world of literacy. We want to help you develop your children into curious readers, motivated learners, and fully literate citizens.

Every week, we'll be giving you tips about how to support your children's literacy, alerting you to upcoming library programs that your kids will love, and suggesting great books to make reading both fun and empowering.

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