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Ready to Read in School: Reading Comprehension

The final component that the National Reading Panel identified as important in helping children learn to read is also the goal of reading. It's the golden ring - the top of the mountain that all of the other elements (phonics, phonemic awareness, fluency, and vocabulary) work together to achieve: reading comprehension.

New In The Digital Collections: August 2016 Update

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In August 2016, TCCL uploaded 20 items into the Digital Collections. There are now approximately 36,745 items in the Digital Collections. Additions include: 
 

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.

School Is Back In Session, And That Means Homework Is On The Horizon. Here Are Some Resources To Help Your Child Study.

The library has multiple tools your child can use when it comes to doing homework and learning study skills. First, we have an online service called Homework Help Now, which provides online homework assistance with a live tutor for subjects like math, science, writing, and social studies. All tutors are certified and are available from 2-11pm daily.

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.

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