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Resources for Beginning Readers

Resources for Beginning Readers

Over 100 Free Audio Books for Early Readers November, 2014Unite for Literacy is a great website I discovered through Mattbgomz. The site features over 100 audio books for early readers. You can use these materials with your kids to help them improve their reading skills. These books can also be played on iPad so you can access them on the go. The audio books offered by Unite for Literacy are all free and you can use them right off the website. Unite for Literacy also provides a feature called Reading Community which allows you to set a reading community for your kids based on your geographic location.

Reading, Math, Coloring and Fun at PapaJan.com Books Read The Biggest and Brightest Light For Ages: 4-7 Read now More info Wishes Read now More info Popcorn Read now More info Fix It, Fox Read now More info My Twin! Read now More info My Cat Read now More info Spots Read now More info Where Can a Hippo Hide? Read now More info Hop! Read now More info Night Animals Read now More info A Hunt for Clues For Ages: 8-10 Read now More info Moon Stories Read now More info The Tale of Cowboy Roy Read now More info Spring Read now More info Turtles & Tortoises Read now More info Life in the Ocean Read now More info Nuts Read now More info The Four Seasons of the Year For Ages: 0-3 Read now More info Secrets of the Seashore Read now More info Christopher Hogwood Read now More info Little Bird Captures the Moon Read now More info A Mouse Named Small Read now More info Packy & Frip. Read now More info The Hungry Mockingbird Read now More info My Amazing Changing Life Read now More info A Frog's Life Read now More info The Rolling Reading Room Read now More info The Other Wolf Read now More info The Storm

ICDL - International Children's Digital Library Reading For Meaning: Tutoring Elementary Students to Enhance Comprehension Imagine three different children reading the following page from the popular story, M & M and the Bad News Babies, by Pat Ross. Mandy put a pink sea castle into the fish tank.Mimi added six yellow stones that glowed in the dark.The friends M and M had been fixing up the old fish tank all week."Now all we need are the fish," said Mimi."But fish cost money," said Mandy. Think about what the following readersdid to understand this passage. Reader 1: Mark is familiar with other stories about the two friends M and Mby Pat Ross and already knows that this story is an adventure about two girlsnamed Mandy and Mimi. Reader 2: Lizzy is not familiar with other stories about M and M. Reader 3: Paul also quickly previewed the text, realizing that he doesn't knowanything about fish or fish tanks. These examples demonstrate three paths to understanding the passage. This article will provide you, the tutor, with proven techniques for helping students acquirecomprehension skills and strategies. Conclusion

Words to the Wise: Aesop's Fables Interactive Book | Read.gov The Aesop for Children interactive book is designed to be enjoyed by readers of any age. The book contains over 140 classic fables, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and interactive animations. "Aesop's Fables"—also called "the Aesopica"—are a collection of stories designed to teach moral lessons credited to Aesop, a Greek slave and story-teller thought to have lived between 620 and 560 BCE. Aesop's fables are some of the most well known in the world and have been translated in multiple languages and become popular in dozens of cultures through the course of five centuries. They have been told and retold in a variety of media, from oral tradition to written storybooks to stage, film and animated cartoon versions—even in architecture. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today.

Reading Fluency Activities The reading fluency activities on this page are essential for children with dyslexia and struggling readers. These activities can be taught in the classroom (small and large group setting) and can also be implemented at home! Keep checking this page for more free printable reading fluency activities and other ways to increase reading fluency! Reading Self-Check Poster By enlarging this template you can help students learn and remember important self-check strategies when reading. Words Per Minute Partner Read Increase a child's reading fluency at the word level while they take turns "reading" and being the "listener". Fluency With Punctuation Print and cut apart the strips to help children practice punctuation fluency by using letters of the alphabet. Repeated Reading Homework Log Use this parent friendly homework log to help your students practice reading fluency using the repeated reading method at home. Prefixes and Suffixes Buddy Reading Reader's Theater Poetry Anthologies Read the Room Oh!

GrimmFairyTales.com ESL Reading Worksheets - Short Stories - Free Arbor Day - Marla and Tio plant a tree in the yard. Breakfast - Jack has high cholesterol and has to stop eating donuts. Bus Driver - Adan wants to retire next year when he turns sixty-two. Camping - Bears take over a campsite! Car Accident - Oh, no! Checking Account - Rosa's fiance wants to open a joint checking account. Colds - Pedro has a cold. Dentist - James has a toothache on the right side of his mouth. ESL Teacher - Mrs. ESL Student - Benito is too shy to read in front of his ESL class. Family Dinner - The Smith family starts eating healthy meals. Father's Day Gift - Maria wants to buy her father a special Father's Day gift. Fireman - Fire fighters respond to a fire on Elm Avenue in Bayside. Flag of the United States - The American flag was adopted June 14, 1777. Grand Canyon - The Soto family is at the Grand Canyon in Arizona. Mail Carrier - Van is going to apply for a management position at work. Medical Appointment - Carlos is sick. Mother's Robot - Do families need robots? EL Civics >>

Story Cove - A Safe Place to Read Developing Reading Fluency Developing Reading Fluency Fluent reading is reading in which words are recognized automatically. With automatic word recognition, reading becomes faster, smoother, and more expressive, and students can begin to read silently, which is roughly twice as fast as oral reading. But beginning readers usually do not read fluently; reading is often a word-by-word struggle. How do we help children struggling with slow, painstaking sounding out and blending? In general, the fluency formula is this: Read and reread decodable words in connected text. There are two general approaches to improving fluency. The direct approach: Repeated readings. Here are two ways to frame repeated reading. 1. Aim for speed, not accuracy. I recommend you get a baseline reading first. To speed up the word count, mark off every 10 words in light pencil so that you can count by tens. Children enjoy one-minute reads because their success is evident. 2. In each pair, students take turns being the reader and the listener.

Folk Tales and Fables Come play again later! Come play again tomorrow! Little Red Riding Hood All around the world children love listening to and reading fairy tales in their mother tongue. Whatever the reason, fairy tales provide both children and teachers with a familiar starting point from which to explore stories in a second language. This kit contains a variety of resources, from text and tasks to illustrations, flashcards and presentations, for you to download and use in your classroom. You can also find online and printable materials for learners on the British Council's LearnEnglish Kids website. Activities – a collection of activities related to the story Chants – a collection of spoken drill type activities Let's go to Grandma'sPlease don't play in the woodTummy, teeth and tailWhat a good girl! Flashcards – to help you to build up vocabulary and support understanding Working with flashcards (notes for teachers)CharactersBodyClothesFoodHomeLittle Red Riding HoodWoodWord cue cards Play – to help you to use the materials to produce a short play About this BritLit Kit

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