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All Children Deserve “Magical Memory Reading” Experiences

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Kindergarten Friends Challenge: “I Can Say Every Name!”

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Unique Features of Shared Literacy Experiences

September 3, 2016

Accelerating language and reading skills simultaneously through singing, dramatizing, and signing songs is a multisensory learning experience that takes advantage of how the brain learns best! It is musical, personally engaging, and incorporates many “best practices”

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Weekly Focus: Make Friends with Mother Goose! (Part 1)

September 1, 2016

We begin the year with Mother Goose Rhymes to effortlessly give children the rhythm and sounds of the English language and to introduce them to “Just Right: I Can Read!” Little Books which they can use during “Read to Self” Time. Marie Clay’s research reminds us that “Rhymers are readers.” Using classic Mother Goose little books is a research-based approach to simultaneously build phonemic awareness, oral language fluency, reading skills, and delight!

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Accelerate Reading Fluency with “Books That Sing and Rhyme

How to Use the Neurological Impress Method

August 28, 2016

to Accelerate Reading Fluency with “Books That Sing and Rhyme” Providing repeated reading experiences using the Neurological Impress Method (N.I.M.) is a simple, yet powerful, strategy for developing fluent readers.  It was originally devised and researched by R.G. Heckelman, PhD in the 1960’s and since has been proven successful for thousands of young readers.  This […]

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Read and Sing Little Books

Tips on Storing Read and Sing Little Books

April 28, 2016

in the Classroom and at Home Every child deserves to own a growing collection of books that they can sing and read with pleasure and delight.  These cherished reminders of the child’s developing reading skills will be kept for years to come.  Teachers are encouraged to have volunteers reproduce enough of the Little Books so […]

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