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Do your kids know how to choose the proper book? How is their fluency? Do they have the stamina to stick with a reading assignment to the end? Do you know their reading level?

Welcome to my reading website. My goal is to bring you free tips and tricks that I’ve used for 20 years as a Reading Specialist in grades 1-12. I love kids, picture books, and Westie dogs!

The picture books I talk often about are the really great ones – the ones with interesting characters who find ways to solve their problems. I use the ones that make us think. I dive into the stories that have tricky words to think about. I believe that reading starts in the home with those wonderful books you read to your kids who are sitting on your lap. But, I said I use them in the high school too. I’ve spent years and years searching for the pic books that give kids an introduction to the concepts they learn in their English and history classes. I take them apart and put them into lessons that help kids make sense of the academic and real world. I love those stories with a good lesson, you know … the ones that you think about for days after reading.

I will talk a lot about picture books but I will also share ideas that have been successful in motivating kids to read, – especially the boys – helped kids study, and everything else reading related. Do your kids know how to choose the proper book? How is their fluency? Do they have the stamina to stick with a reading assignment to the end? Do you know their reading level? Please look at the chart to the right and find out what your child’s reading level is before we begin.

Please sign up to receive an e-mail alert every time there is a new post. I look forward to sharing ways to make our kids think smarter about the books they read so they achieve success every day in school and in their employment as adults. “Happy Reading!”

Author: Susan

Retired NYS certified Reading Specialist, Picture Book Aficionado, Crocheter, Author, Blogger, and Westie Dog lover!

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