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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.

What Not to Say to Emerging Readers

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: January 14, 2016
How to help young readers by restraining from certain comments, corrections, and forms of assistance.

4 Reasons to Subscribe to the IRRC Blog Today

By:  
Tracy Donohue

Posted on: December 11, 2015

Are you a parent who is looking for ways to support your young reader at home? Or, perhaps you are a teacher who wants to help families find ways to work on literacy at home. If you fit one of the above role descriptions you should consider subscribing to the IRRC blog. Each week we highlight a resource in the IRRC Family Resources Collection and show how a parent can use it at home to support their young reader. If you need more convincing, here are 4 reasons families and teachers should subscribe to the IRRC blog: