Category Archives: Tips for Teaching

Success Reading Product Review by Third Party Reading Specialist

A couple of months ago we had a fantastic review written for our Basic and Advanced Phonics Cards and for our Phonics Game Cards.  It was written by teacher and Reading Specialist, Valerie Schuetta.   The website in which the review was written, www.homeschoolnewslink.com, can be used by homeschooling parents, as well as teachers, educators and administrators as a resource to find supplementary material for

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Reading, Phonics and English

  Is English Difficult to Learn? Not necessarily.  The correct tools can make learning English much easier for people.  Additionally, having the right tools and the right approach to learning English can help young children learn to read much more quickly and easily. Some languages are considered more difficult to learn than others.  The reasons for this can vary depending on the language.  The

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Free e-Book for Parents

Several months ago, we wrote a blog post about how to prepare a child for reading.  (See blog post of March 19, 2015, http://www.successreading.org/prepare_your_child_for_reading/.)  While this blog post had some great tips for parents, we realized that more was needed.  There are steps that parents can take well before a child is ready to start reading, which can help prepare that child for the

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The Mighty Vowel

From my years of teaching and tutoring, I have come to appreciate five special letters of our alphabet – the vowels (a, e, i, o, u and sometimes y).  These letters and the sounds they make are the foundation of every word in the English language.  In fact, if you try to find a word that doesn’t have a vowel in it, I bet

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Prepare Your Child for Reading

Below is a list of tips I have found to be helpful for parents that want to prepare their children to become skillful lifelong readers. Go to the library or bookstore with your child. I remember when my daughter was little and we would go to Borders (no longer in business) to explore books in the children’s section.  It was such fun for her

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Students Need a Purpose

Have you ever wondered why one student understands math and another does not?  Both students may be of the same grade, age and background, yet one happens to like math and finds it interesting while the other is completely lost.  No two people are alike, so why should one expect people to learn in the same way or at the same rate?  Why do

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