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Struggling Reader Workshop

Do you have a child that struggles with reading? I do. Reading is a gateway to other worlds. It is a key that opens doors to information and opportunity. As parents, what do we do when it is our child that struggles to keep up in school? When it is our child that can’t read the latest popular book that his friends are carrying around?

I could tell you that 18-20% of children will need direct instruction to learn to read. I could tell you facts about brain research and why some children struggle more than others to decode language. But, as a parent of a struggling reader, I know that this issue is more personal than the latest scientific study.

What can you do, as a parent, to maximize the time that you spend helping your child with their reading and homework? What are some practical tips to help you choose books to read together as you help build the skills essential to reading success?

Join us for a special parent-to-parent workshop. While you discover how to make homework time pleasurable and productive, your child will engage in hands-on fun with other school age children.

Afterwards, you and your child will have time to play learning games and practice picking out books together.

Struggling with reading can be a challenge, but we have the resources to help. Come check out the latest books and resources available to make your learning time fun and scientifically sound.

6:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 5

Children’s Room, Main Library

*This workshop is specifically designed for 1st-5th graders and their parents.


Amazon Says: The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty. According to the National Institute of Health more...
Amazon Says: The first completely comprehensive, practical guide for recognizing, diagnosing, and overcoming any childhood reading difficulty. According to the National Institute of Health, ten million of our nation’s children (approximately 17 percent) have trouble learning to read. While headlines warn about the nation’s reading crisis, Susan Hall (whose son was diagnosed with dyslexia) and Louisa Moats have become crusaders for action. The result of their years of research and personal experience, Parenting a Struggling Reader provides a revolutionary road map for any parent facing this challenging problem. Acknowledging that parents often lose valuable years by waiting for their school systems to test for a child’s reading disability, Hall and Moats offer a detailed, realistic program for getting parents actively involved in their children’s reading lives. With a four-step plan for identifying and resolving deficiencies, as well as advice for those whose kids received weak instruction during the crucial early years, this is a landmark publication that promises unprecedented hope for the next generation of Information Age citizens. less...
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Amazon Says: This easy to use supplemental program helps teachers provide the structure, pacing, and practice at-risk readers need to succeed. An alternate to traditional reading programs, more...
Amazon Says: This easy to use supplemental program helps teachers provide the structure, pacing, and practice at-risk readers need to succeed. An alternate to traditional reading programs, the Merrill Reading Program carefully introduces words according to sound and spelling patterns. Lessons begin with a chalkboard presentation highlighting similarities and differences among words, and repeated practice and exposure to these groups gives students the opportunity to apply and develop decoding skills in ways that encourage comprehension, development, and fluency. Words are grouped according to their sound and spelling similarities to provide a framework for building decoding skills and vocabulary. All levels are carefully sequenced so students develop confidence, and each story uses words introduced in earlier units with sights words incorporated a few at a time. Students never feel overwhelmed because information is introduced at an appropriate rate with ample time spent on review and reinforcement. Carefully crafted stories interest students while introducing comprehension skills. A placement test allows teachers to measure oral reading, vocabulary, and comprehension to help determine where a student starts. less...
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Amazon Says: Teach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young more...
Amazon Says: Teach a child letter sounds with Bob Books Set 1! With four letters in the first story, children can read a whole book. Consistent new sounds are added gradually, until young readers have read books with all letters of the alphabet (except Q). Short vowels and three-letter words in simple sentences make Bob Books Set 1 a fun confidence builder. With little books, come big success. (TM) less...
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Back to Front and Upside Down by Claire Alexander
Amazon Says: It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a more...
Amazon Says: It's the principal Mr. Slipper's birthday, and while the rest of the class gets busy writing cards for the occasion, Stan becomes frustrated when his letters come out all in a muddle. Stan is afraid to ask for help, until a friend assures him that nobody's good at everything. And after lots and lots of practice, Stan's letters come out the right way round and the right way up.This delightful book deals with a common childhood frustration and will remind readers that practice pays off and that everyone has to ask for help sometimes.Watch the trailer: less...
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Amazon Says: "School Success for Kids With Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties" provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with re more...
Amazon Says: "School Success for Kids With Dyslexia and Other Reading Difficulties" provides parents and teachers with goals that will meet the needs of students who are struggling with reading, leading them to work through their reading difficulties and enjoy the task of reading. It includes information, assessments, and techniques that parents, teachers, and school administrators can use immediately to foster reading success. Through an understanding of how English words are constructed, how the brain processes language, and the differences that exist between learning styles, parents and teachers will gain keen insight into the processes of reading, reading acquisition, and reading instruction. The book also covers topics such as how emotions can affect reading difficulties and how technology can be used to help students and provides handy tips for parents to implement at home to help their struggling students find success. less...
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