40 Tips for Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Time: 4 minutes ​ Listening comprehension is vitally important if students are to achieve reading comprehension. Children who come from homes with minimal language enrichment need to hear new words if they are to become proficient readers. Reading aloud to children, even if only for a short time each day, enhances their language skills, as well as their […]

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Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Aloud to Children

Reading Time: 4 minutes Listening comprehension is vitally important if students are to achieve reading comprehension. Children who come from homes with minimal language enrichment need to hear new words if they are to become proficient readers. Reading aloud to children, even if only for a short time each day, enhances their language skills, as well as their love […]

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How to develop love for reading?

Reading Time: 3 minutes ​How to develop love for reading? According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Reportthe majority of kids ages 6-17 agree that “it is very important for their future to be a good reader” (86%), but only 58% said they love or like reading books for fun. Parents seem to underestimate the degree to which […]

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What to do if students don’t like to read?

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report the majority of kids ages 6-17 agree that “it is very important for their future to be a good reader” (86%), but only 58% said they love or like reading books for fun. Parents seem to underestimate the degree to which children have trouble finding books […]

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Aunt Elsa, the Teaching Super Hero, saves Christmas!

Aunt Elsa, the Teaching Super Hero, saves Christmas!

Reading Time: 3 minutes Dear Aunt Elsa,  I want to buy some books for students, but I’m afraid if it’s a winter book they will only read it during winter. Which storybook would make a good gift?  From: NoIdeas4Gifts Dear No Ideas 4 Gifts, Books are fantastic presents but choosing them can cause a headache! There are many things to think […]

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[Video] Teaching Sight Words the EASY way!

Reading Time: 2 minutes ​Have you ever wondered how to keep track of reading progress for a large class? Well, have a look! (2:35 mins) Joey says: This video introduces the sight word program that I use in my kindergarten class. It’s a combination of printed materials and hard copies of books. A key feature of the program is […]

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Everyone LOVES a Good Story!

Everyone LOVES a Good Story!

Reading Time: 4 minutes Did your parents read stories to you when you were young? Do you remember storytelling in your classroom in Grade 1? Do you read to your children or nieces or nephews? Hopefully the answer to all three of those question is yes. Storytelling should be a part of everyone’s childhood and if it was, it will surely […]

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100+ Classroom Activities  Before & After Reading

100+ Classroom Activities Before & After Reading

Reading Time: 10 minutes A lot of these are for older students from upper primary to adult learners. You can adapt some for children’s story books as well. PantomimeAct out a scene you choose or the class calls out to you while up there. No speaking or making sounds. Read more about this type of performance art. (Makeup not necessary!) Dramatic monologue Create […]

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A Quick Guide to Choosing Books for EFL Learners

A Quick Guide to Choosing Books for EFL Learners

Reading Time: 4 minutes “Can you recommend a book for my students?” Then I spend the next twenty minutes figuring out exactly what it is the teacher needs. So I decided to write this guide to help clear things up a little. First, which type of book are you looking for? Textbook – used in classrooms or private lessons Workbook/Activity […]

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Are you students BORED to tears when reading? [Teaching Tips]

Reading Time: 4 minutes ​When reading story books to students you might have noticed a few of them tune out and stop listening. Why? The pictures are colorful, the story is interesting, the English is easy… but they still aren’t listening.  First,  Try to connect the story to real life. Have them look around the room and find similar […]

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