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    Help with Handwriting

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by in LRS Articles

    With the popularity of computers and the increasing use of technology, one may ask why handwriting is still being taught to young children. Well, there are several good reasons why children still need to learn and perfect their handwriting skills. Many good reasons, indeed! Formal handwriting instruction is no longer being taught in every elementary […]

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    Combatting Comprehension Problems

    Posted on May 5, 2014 by in LRS Articles

    Did you ever read an article or passage and have no idea what you just read? Perhaps your mind was on something other than the text, or perhaps you were otherwise distracted by some outside force. If this has ever happened to you, then you know what it feels like to have difficulty with reading […]

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    Floundering with Fluency

    Posted on April 14, 2014 by in LRS Articles

    How often does your child or student stumble over words in a reading passage? Does he/she flounder around with fluency? Being able to read smoothly and fluently is an important skill to be developed with beginning readers, and should be a goal at every stage of the reading game. Fluency directly impacts reading comprehension skills. […]

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  • The Essence of Encoding

    Posted on March 17, 2014 by in LRS Articles

    Encoding (spelling) is the act of putting sounds together in a specific sequence to create words. We represent these sounds in the form of letters. Encoding, in fact, is spelling, and spelling is the reciprocal process of reading. Children’s spelling skills usually emerge right alongside of their reading skills. As they learn letter-sound relationships, they […]

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