Archive for the ‘Reading Comprehension’ Category

Why summertime is a great time to boost childhood literacy: Opinion

By Rachel Stack for courier-journal.com Summer is here, and I know, Waterfront Park and Bats games are calling. But, as parents, in addition to making sure our kids wear sunscreen when they head out the door, we should make sure they’ve got books tucked under their arms. Like U.S. students around the country, just one in three Kentucky eighth graders…

9 interesting word facts you didn’t know

The English language has a varied and ever changing vocabulary, which makes it an ideal candidate for etymological studies. In this list below, we take a look at the interesting histories of some common English words. Read more here. Help your child learn new words today with Reading Kingdom. Sign up here for a free 30 day trial.

Say What? Words you probably don’t know

Building an awesome vocabulary is a life-long pursuit. Here are 3 words that you can add to your arsenal. (Source: http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/words-you-probably-dont-know) Impavid (im-PAV-id): adj. from Latin impravidus, from in- (not) and pavidus (fearful): not afraid; fearless. It’s natural to have some fear, like the type of fear that protects you from touching a hot stove or playing in traffic. But if…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Advice to Adults Who Cannot Read Fluently

Dr. Marion Blank’s passion for literacy started at a young age, when she taught her own grandmother how to read.  Her work over the past 40 years has  all about giving the gift of reading to everyone.   Bruce (Author) asks: What advice would you give to an adult who cannot read fluently? Dr. Marion Blank answers: As with so…

Is a Computer Learning How to Read?

The internet and sites like Google have given us the ability to look up and learn new information almost instantly.   Now, computers are learning how to read the web and store information.  Here’s more about this story underway at Carnegie Mellon University: Tom Mitchell is a professor of computer science and Chair of the Machine Learning Department at Carnegie Mellon…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Do Adults Learn to Read the Same Way as Children?

Illiteracy affects adults just as much as it does children. A 2002 study from the National Center of Education Statistics showed that roughly 40% of adults in the United States were at either basic or below basic levels of proficiency.  An emphasis needs to be placed on teaching adults how to read, but can adults learn to read the same…