June 2017

Struggling to read: different causes, same effect

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Struggling readers have some big challenges to cope with at every stage in their lives. Few of us relish being labeled as an underachiever, or even just ‘different’. So it’s no surprise that the embarrassment of being forced to read aloud in front of teachers and classmates has a lifelong impact on a child’s self-esteem, as well as their academic attainment.

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For the love of reading

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There are plenty of fun ways to engage young people with the written word – and don’t forget that any reading is better than none. While youngsters are being lured away from printed books by smartphones and tablets, the good news is that literacy is far from dead: it’s just changing. 

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7 Free Online Resources to Help Create Avid Readers

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We all know that independent reading is a hugely important part of a student’s success in school and beyond into their adult life. Reading independently on a regular basis helps students improve their fluency and enhance their vocabulary. It also encourages them to think critically, and may even open them up to a fun new hobby.

In order to keep kids reading, it’s important that they have engaging and interesting content to choose from. We thought we might be able to help with that, with a free guide for teachers. 

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