Posts Tagged ‘how to teach kids to read’

Stationary bike helps kids read, get fit

Kids have a lot of energy and it’s often found to be beneficial for them to move as they learn.  Now, teachers in Florida have found a way for kids to get exercise while they learn to read.  Here’s more about this unique “ride and read” initiative: ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) – As the wheels turn in the…

7 Recommended Movies for Discussion in Elementary English

Anne (Teacher) asks: Do you have any recommended short movies for discussion in elementary English class? Dr. Marion Blank answers: This question is one that is close to my heart since I have long used movies as a key tool in teaching. Films represent an amazingly powerful and motivating force and when they are blended into the curriculum, the children’s…

Reluctant Reader Discovers Hidden Love for Reading

Jennifer is a mom whose son is a reluctant reader.  After he started Reading Kingdom, his whole world changed. Here’s Jennifer’s story: I had my seven-year old go through the evaluation process the first day and then we worked five days a week on the program using it as a summertime reading review and then as a supplement to his…

Reading Kingdom Transforms Reluctant Readers

  Dianna is a mom of a third grader who is one of the many children that find reading challenging. Here’s what happened when she signed up for Reading Kingdom: I’ve been using this with Boo my 8 year old (third grade) who, although doesn’t really have any issues that prevent her from reading, doesn’t like to take the time…

Ask Reading Kingdom: What key tips/advice would you give to new teachers?

Judy (Educator) asks: What key tips/advice would you share for new teachers to keep in mind? Dr. Marion Blank answers: Whether they are familiar with the term or not, new teachers are well-versed in the psychology of edutainment; that is, the idea that the content of any teaching should be designed not simply to educate but to entertain as well….

Ways To Encourage Your Reluctant Reader

Oftentimes, children who dislike reading are those that experience difficulties in learning to read. A key to overcoming their reluctance is to encourage them often. Here are some tips to encourage reluctant readers. Getting a reluctant reader to enjoy reading can be a very tough goal to accomplish. Once kids get it in their heads that they do not like…