5 Inspiring Books to Read for a More Creative Summer
Summer is the perfect time to get lost in a good book. Why not choose a book that will help you see the world in a new way and revitalize your creative spirit? Whether you're packing a book in your beach bag or toting an e-reader in your carry-on, these 5 good summer books are guaranteed to pack inspiration and creativity into the dog days of summer!
1. On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes
Sometimes the best way to awaken your creative side is by looking at familiar things in a diffe
Speed Reading Can it Really Be Done?
Want to learn how to read faster? Tempted by all the promises of speed reading programs and classes? Find out if there's truth behind the strategies in this guest post by Ann Arbor, MI teacher Elaina R...
Imagine a library full of frantic-looking students, their eyes darting back and forth as they flip through textbooks. These students are attempting the controversial art of speed reading. Unfortunately, many of these students will probably find that they remember very little of
The Benefits of Reading Aloud With Your Child (and How to Get the Most Out of It)
How important is reading aloud to children? Here, Chicago tutor Galen B. reviews the benefits and some helpful tips...
Whether your child is not yet talking or is working on chapter books, reading aloud with her is a valuable exercise. According to the U.S. Department of Education, reading aloud to children is the single most important activity for building knowledge and eventual success.1 It introduces vocabulary and word-sound association, which builds the foundation for literacy. It
Channeling Your Inner Detective for Reading Comprehension
Reading assignments can be fun - we promise! Here, Hollywood, FL tutor Deanna P. shares her best reading comprehension strategies for students to keep in mind...
Do you like to play detective and solve mysteries? Well, here are the top reading comprehension strategies to use before, during, and after reading to crack the case and think outside the box.
READ THE TITLE and highlight it; it is the key that unlocks the main idea and what the story is mainly about.
Read the questions, not
The Music of Reading: How to Help Your Struggling Reader
Is your child struggling with his or her reading skills? Here are some helpful tips from Brick, NJ tutor Elizabeth C. to incorporate music with reading...
Does your child know all the lyrics and melodies to their favorite songs yet cant read a simple sentence? Is your child the one dancing in front of the television or computer copying the latest dance moves from a pop video yet cant read a grade level book? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you have a struggl