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Learn to Read – Read to Learn: Why Comprehension Must Be Developed at Every Age

How can you help your child become a life-long reader? For young students to learn to read, combine a systematic approach to letter and sound relationships, word families, and spelling patterns with practicing and applying reading strategies. This emphasis on comprehension also encourages students to read to learn at an early age. As mastery increases, reading-strategy lessons help students to comprehend, recall, and analyze information in fiction, nonfiction, and content textbooks. Come learn how to foster a confident, fluent, discerning reader that can tackle the difficult, reading-heavy subjects of middle and high school.

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My Child Reads Fluently but Her Comprehension is Terrible!

How does your phonics instruction affect your child’s reading comprehension? What techniques can you use before, during, and after reading to help your child comprehend? How does the comprehension taught in reading instruction affect other subject areas?

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Building Reading Comprehension through Cognitive Skill Building

Cognitive strength is key in being able to understand, remember, and apply what is being read. In order to read for understanding, a student must go beyond decoding skills and phonetics. By utilizing and building core skills, a student can dramatically improve their understanding, retention and application of written text. This seminar will discuss the basics of reading comprehension and how cognitive training can improve outcomes.

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Breathing Life into Language Arts

Join the Benhams as they share their story about standing up for Jesus whatever the cost. This session will dive into the details of their HGTV reality show and the national media firestorm that erupted when they were fired for their Biblical values.

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Hands-on Ideas for Teaching Spelling

Having strong phonics skills leads to greater spelling and reading skills. This session will give you wonderful tools for strengthening your child’s spelling skills. Listen Now

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Laying the Foundations for Reading

Laying the Foundations for Reading – Early Childhood Reading Games and Activities

Literacy is the foundation of all education. By providing preschool children with language learning opportunities that prepare them for reading, we can smooth their transition into the printed word. This workshop presents language learning games and ideas on teaching phonograms to young students, as well as the latest literacy research on early childhood and reading. Each participant is provided a handout with ideas they can use with their children at home.

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Surviving Struggling To Read

What do you do when it’s not that easy? When reading isn’t happening when you thought it would? Melanie and her son, Samuel, who learned to read well at 11, talk about the struggle and give you hope for the future.

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