Please vote for us for the Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Awards!

Hey everyone! Please vote for us for the Practical Homeschooling i-Learn Awards! Just go here: https://www.home-school.com/2022-i-learn-awards/ Scroll down to the “Reading Instruction/Phonics” section. Give Reading Kingdom a score (hopefully a perfect 10!). Then scroll down and enter your name and email and click submit. We so much appreciate your support! Thank you!

Learning to read is all about relationships and full community involvement

By Katie Huston for timeslive.co.za In January, new research from the basic education department showed the alarming impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on reading skills.   The study found grade 4 children lost 1.3 years of learning in 2020 and 2021. On average, in 2021 a 10-year-old struggled more with reading than a nine-year-old in 2018. In response, the basic education department…

Simple Steps To Help Students Avoid the Summer Slide

By Tracy Mercier for thejournal.com Will your students have 6 minutes available in their day over the summer? That’s all it takes each day to make a struggling reader into a proficient one, according to research from Renaissance: just 6 extra minutes of reading a day. While that is an average difference, all of that additional reading adds up. Over time,…

For kids learning to read, sharing a story with a therapy dog can be a real joy

By Viola Flowers for The Suffolk Times ORA THE YELLOW Labrador retriever might be the best-read dog in town.  The nine-year-old therapy dog has happily fallen asleep to over 300 stories read to her by children in elementary schools and libraries as a certified Tail Waggin’ Tutor with Therapy Dogs International.  Dora is fearless in her professional story-listening, lightly snoring through…

Learning to Read and Write: Women’s Education in the Middle Ages

By Lucie Laumonier for themedievalists.net Centered on female education in the European Middle Ages – in particular in the later Middle Ages – this article explores the ins and outs of female literacy. “Literacy” is a disputed notion when applied to the Middle Ages. For a long time and from the standpoint of many medieval intellectuals, literacy was measured with…