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Kindergarten Sight Words You Can Teach Your Kids at Home

Kindergarten sight words are the basic building blocks toward reading. As adults with years and years of experience reading, we no longer have to sound out words. Words do not even need to be spelled correctly and we can still read and understand! Take this famous example often shown in psychology classes: This is pretty …

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How to Start an Essay: Your Ultimate Guide to a Winning Introduction

When you don’t even know how to start an essay, it’s impossible to write a successful one. More so when no one teaches you the proper way to do it. You’re left in a miserable situation of consistent efforts that don’t deliver good results. This is quite unfortunate because an essay is a common academic …

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Memorize SAT Vocab With 4 Fun, Foolproof Steps

If you hear the word “vocab,” what do you think of? Personally, I remember hours of memorizing words on flashcards. Or spelling tests in middle school. Or Spanish class, when I desperately tried to make up songs to remember the differences between conducir, encontrar, and comprar. Or snooty people at dinner parties with bigger vocabularies …

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Reading and Literacy

The Importance of Reading and Literacy: Grim Statistics and How to Help Your Kids Let’s start with some shocking facts about reading and literacy in the U.S. according to research.  1) Between 1993 and 2003: – the average ‘prose literacy’ decreased for adults at most levels of educational attainment – the average ‘document literacy’ decreased …

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