Tag Archives: improve vocabulary

Improve Reading with Experiences

Teaching children to read should be fun, BUT, unfortunately, this is not the experience of most parents.  I can still remember, with horror, the tension that surrounded my efforts to get my boys to practise their reading…there was no enjoyment!!!!  It was painful to say the least.  Thank God they had great teachers!!!!  I hope […]

A Vocabulary Journey. What is a Tilt Train, Mummy?

Do you know what a tilt train is? Do you know how it is different to an ordinary train? A friend of mine took her young son on a tilt train to Bundaberg. When they got to their destination the little boy asked everyone in sight, “What is a tilt train?” No one could tell […]

Vocabulary Doesn’t Have to be a GLOBAL Problem

                                     This week I have discussed vocabulary as a key component in comprehension at  http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/improve-vocabulary-reading-comprehension  Today I am going to provide some practical  examples of how to extend vocabulary understanding. It was coincidental today that one of my grand -daughters came home with a high score in a comprehension test. She missed only three questions. I have not […]

Improve Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

                    How to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension is vital to academic success. Comprehension is what reading is all about, so it follows that knowing the meaning of words helps understanding. In this blog I will write about the impact of vocabulary knowledge on reading and three simple strategies that will improve vocabulary in […]

Is Your Child’s Vocabulary Causing Poor Reading Comprehension?

There are two areas of reading that need to be fixed before Year Four, accuracy and comprehension. Some children have problems with accuracy or comprehension others have problems in both areas. That is why it is extremely important to have a professional check the extent of reading difficulties. Accuracy is the ability to read words […]

Improve Reading Results with Holiday Experiences

                                                                                 INTRODUCTION Improve reading results with holiday experiences that are enjoyable and take no  extra time at all. Over the holidays I am spending quality time with my grandchildren at the Sunshine Coast. My grand daughters are at the age when you can thoroughly enjoy the experience. Our first outing was to a restaurant at […]

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