READS - Really Easy and Dynamic Strategies - Reading Comprehension Tool
Home

Monthly Archives: July 2011

More Summer Book Recommendations – 07/28/11

Posted on: Thursday, July 28th, 2011 in Activity Book, Back to School, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, parent involvement, Summer Activities for Kids

To help keep your kids both entertained and reading during the summer we offer the following book recommendations.  The first one is mostly for parents.  The other two are fun reads for older elementary school children. So, What Can Kids … read more »

Leave a comment

School is just around the corner?
Oh no!

Posted on: Tuesday, July 26th, 2011 in Back to School, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Summer Activities for Kids, Writing

It’s almost time for school to start.  “What?” you say. “How is that possible?”  It’s only July!  And yet back to school ads are in all the newspapers, and the in-store displays for school supplies and clothing are in every … read more »

Leave a comment

Peanuts Book Recommendations – 07/21/11

Posted on: Thursday, July 21st, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Comic Strips, parent involvement, Peanuts, Snoopy

In our blog this week (Heredity may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts) we mentioned a visit to the Charles M. Schultz museum in Santa Rosa, CA.  Keeping with that theme our book recommendations this week are Peanuts collections … read more »

Leave a comment

Heredity may have the answer, says Sally from Peanuts

Posted on: Monday, July 18th, 2011 in Homework, Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Sibling involvement, Writing

It is never too early to start building a positive relationship between siblings.  Sometimes competition can become intense and older siblings are usually expected to acquiesce to their younger brothers and sisters.  As you can imagine, this just may help … read more »

Leave a comment

Figurative Language Book Recommendations – 07/14/11

Posted on: Thursday, July 14th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Figurative Language, parent involvement, Reading

Last week we recommended some great poetry books.  This week we continue with books that contain figurative language; alliteration, similes and idioms.  This is a great way to introduce or perhaps reinforce what the kids have learned in school.  It’s … read more »

1 Comment

Reading and Email are terrific partners

Posted on: Tuesday, July 12th, 2011 in parent involvement, Reading, Writing

Technology has become an integral part of our society. While people debate the merits of technology and its effect on our culture, as a grandparent who lives far away from her grandchildren I take full advantage of it. Skype allows … read more »

Leave a comment

Kids Poetry Book Recommendations – 07/7/11

Posted on: Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, parent involvement, Poetry

Need to get in some quick reads on the way to the playground, camp, or pool?  Try our poetry picks for the week.  If your kids liked Dr Seuss when they were little they’ll love these books. No More Homework! … read more »

Leave a comment

Shhh, I’m listening to my kids. Part 2

Posted on: Monday, July 4th, 2011 in Listening to kids, parent involvement

In an earlier blog entry (Shhh, I’m listening to my kids – June 21) I wrote that as parents we should all take the time to listen to our kids. While this may seem like an obvious thing to do, … read more »

Leave a comment