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Hi there! … Please vote for us (takes less than 10 seconds). You can vote for Reading Kingdom under the categories “Reading & Phonics” and also under the “Spelling and Vocabulary.” https://www.homeschool.com/articles/nominate-your-favorite-homeschool-curriculum#/gallery?group=423273 Thank you!

Report finds 70% of 10-year-olds in ‘learning poverty,’ unable to read and understand a simple text

By Unicef As a result of the worst shock to education and learning in recorded history, learning poverty has increased by a third in low- and middle-income countries, with an estimated 70% of 10-year-olds unable to understand a simple written text, according to a new report published today by the World Bank, UNESCO, UNICEF, UK government Foreign Commonwealth and Development…

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…