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7 Ways for Grandparents to Support Literacy

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: April 7, 2016
Grandparents can be involved in the reading development of their grandchildren. Explore ways for grandparents to make a difference in this way.

Mother and child hiking

6 Spring Break Literacy Activities for Families

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: March 10, 2016
Spring break does not have to mean a complete break from reading for students. Keep them engaged with reading throughout the break with these tips.

10 Reading Tips for Families

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: February 12, 2016
Support young readers at home by providing choices, letting your child see you read, and ask your child questions about what they are reading.

Support Reading Fluency At Home-Part 1

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: February 5, 2016
Reading fluency is not just about reading with pace. Accuracy and expression are important as well. Review a reading activity to do at home to improve fluency.