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Here on the Educational Articles link at, one can find  articles pertaining to many facets of education. As to the site’s purpose, most articles will be geared towards reading and writing development. The Educational Articles page is here to offer the user valid material and strategies when it comes to improving their child’s reading and writing aptitude

Reading Theory - Article 1

With regards to reading theory, there are two viewpoints to keep in mind.

a. Reading is the transferring of print to speech.

b. Reading is a combination of language and meaning; and how they correlate from the beginning.

Word Identification Instruction - Article 2

For obvious reasons, reading cannot take place if a child has difficulty with identifying the words in front of them. To improve in this area, one can utilize both skills in decoding words and instruct on the meanings of words.

Reading Comprehension - Article 3

From its roots comprehension, meaning to understand; the word comprehension, according to Merriam-Webster (2013), means the “capacity for understanding fully”. 

Reading Comprehension cont. - Article 4

Reading comprehension can be a tricky nut to crack. It's much easier for someone to say that a child needs to improve their comprehension skills; while achieving such a task is a whole other matter.

Help! My Child Doesn't Like to Read!  - Article 5

Many children who have adequate reading skills (i.e. word identification and comprehension) resist reading, because they are asked to do too little of it, to reach their actual potential. 

Making Reading Meaningful - Article 6

To get a child interested in learning about any given topic, they must be able to connect to it in some fashion (i.e. functional reading). If you were to tell a child they were going to read The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, they most likely will say "huh?"

How the Reader Can Become the Teacher - Article 7

A way for a student to become an actively engaged reader, thereby taking charge of their own reading progress, is by utilizing the Reciprocal Teaching Method. 

This is the Way Your Child's Brain Works - Article 8

Neurology is the study of the brain. With regards to the way children learn, just as adults, a child's brain functions in a very particular way. 

Emergent Literacy and Alphabet Books - Article 9

The stage at which your child is metaphorically begging to read is in the emergent literacy or "pre reading" stage. The time in a child's life where this occurs is usually between four and seven years old. This is the perfect time to introduce alphabet books.

Emergent Literacy and Series Books - Article 10

The stage at which your child is metaphorically begging to read is in the emergent literacy or "pre reading" stage. The time in a child's life where this occurs is usually between four and seven years old. This is an opportune time to introduce series books.

Educational Strategies for the Autistic Spectrum - Article 11

As defined, autism is a neurodevelopmental disability, which affects an individual's communication, social development, and behavioral skills. It's important to note that autism is affects each individual differently.

Multiple Intelligence: How Do You Learn Best? - Article 12

As defined, intelligence is the ability to acquire and applyknowledge and skills. With this knowledge and skillset, an individual can utilize their to solve problems which they may confront in the classroom and in life. 

Literacy and Historical Fiction - Article 13

The genre of Historical Fiction tells a story that is set in the past. The story's setting is taken from history, and may contain historical figures, however, the main characters are usually fictional. Historical Fiction offers the perfect opportunity to engage your child of life and events in year’s past; but also grow their love for reading, as well.

A Child’s Brain Needs Balance - Article 14

The human brain needs both hemispheres working in conjunction with each other to obtain optimal functioning and balance. When the brain’s hemispheres are not in balance, many issue can occur including problems with motor skills, the digestive system, mental processing, and much more. 

Feed Your Brain Literally - Article 15

There are scientifically proven foods which enable a child’s brain to function at optimal levels. This article showcases some key foods with brain boosting nutrients.

Reading is the Most Important Academic Skill - Article 16

Research has shown a strong correlation between reading and vocabulary knowledge. Thereby, children who have developed vocabulary skills are usually proficient readers. This goes hand in hand, as the greatest way to increase one’s vocabulary is to readReading is the most important academic skill.

Resiliency: The Forgotten Skill - Article 17

As defined by Merriam Webster, the word resilience means the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens. One may wonder why an educational article would begin with such a word. 

Color My World: The Importance of Using Color in the Classroom - Article 18

It never fails when I tell my teenage students that “yes,” something needs to be colored before being turned in, that I’ll get a few rolls of the eyes, or shrugged shoulders. The older we get, the more we seem to forget the importance of colors not only in our lives, but in the classroom, as well.

The Attacks on Public Education Need to Stop! - Article 19

I know that much of this educational blog article may come off as more of an opinion piece, but dig within and you’ll certainly find some truth to my musings. In my 20 years of teaching, I have never seen nor felt the amount of negative feelings and press being placed upon public education, as I do now.

Develop a Culture of Thinking in the Classroom - Article 20

In order to develop a new culture of thinking within our nation’s classrooms, one needs to re-evaluate the true purpose of education. When doing so, educators on the front lines must deliver the message loud and clear on what learning truly looks like and how it occurs. 

Reading Intervention - Article 21

What is reading intervention? In essence, reading intervention is the ability to recognize when an individual child is finding reading difficult. Once the observation is made, one must assist in helping them individually or with a small group of children with similar issues.