My 10 year old girl loves to read. When she gets started, she loves it, but it's the "getting her started" that I have a problem with. [more inside]
posted by lynnie-the-pooh
on Jun 27, 2014 -
Asking for a Montessori teacher friend: Can anyone help me find a quote about learning to read? It likens the task of reading to an acrobatic task. I can't remember the origin and haven't been able to come up with a single clue. It's just the perfect way to sum up the "reading process system" which is a boring way to say all the stuff that happens in your brain when you read. I need it for a reading workshop on Saturday. Thanks!
posted by librarina
on Apr 30, 2014 -
I'm looking for specific book recommendations for high school exchange students. [more inside]
posted by trueluk
on Dec 4, 2012 -
Any suggestions for young adult novels in English for a reading class of high-level Japanese university students (18-19 years old)? [more inside]
posted by ameca
on Mar 21, 2012 -
What books could you recommend that might help a slightly mentally challenged adult start learning to read? [more inside]
posted by graytona
on Jan 15, 2009 -
Does anyone know the name of an educational toy/kit for learning reading skills (English language) which involved a big box/case containing a number of small books with pages of heavy white cardboard, each page bearing a letter combination or a simple word. I think they were comb or spiral bound. [more inside]
posted by bunky
on May 14, 2007 -
I need help writing a puppet show to teach the importance of literacy to kids k-5. [more inside]
posted by magikker
on Apr 4, 2007 -
What have you read that gave you a new outlook on the world—or even changed your life? I teach a Language Arts class to at-risk teenagers at a small high school, and I need to compile a body of short readings for next term, which is six weeks long. I want to give them those "a-ha!" moments that I had as a teenager when I read something that opened up my brain to something new and made my world larger. All genres (fiction, nonfiction, news articles, poetry, essays, etc.) are options.
There are, of course, challenges... [more inside]
posted by cacahuete
on Mar 20, 2006 -
Warning: F911 question.
The kids in the classroom during My Pet Goat were reading the book out loud in this shouting, choppy cadence with no regard to content or inflection etc. At the end of each sentence, the teacher would give them sort of drill instruction; I think one of which was something like 'Now we're going to read the next sentence without any mistakes'. Cue kids barking words in sequence. Is this some sort of new teaching method?
posted by pieoverdone
on Jul 13, 2004 -