February 25, 2020

Speaking to children with clear and concise words is very beneficial to their language development. For example, children who are consistently read to may repeatedly hear figurative language expressions such as similes, metaphors, personifications and onomatopoeia. Thi...

What is the difference between engaged and unengaged readers? 

Engaged readers are not reading because they must. They are drawn to a book which sparks their desire to discover. For example, the child who incessantly asks their parent to take he or she to library to che...

January 11, 2020

Does your 5th grader love to read, but appears to find it difficult to write a story or essay for class? Perhaps a trip to a museum could get the wheels churning. A family trip to one of twelve of the LA County Museums participating in Discover & Go,  just may do the t...

January 3, 2020

WRIXX Kids' Zone Members would you like to see your book review here and earn points towards the WRIXX Top 100? Each week we will feature a book review  from a WRIXX Kids' Zone Member. Your review must be 2 or more paragraphs. Describe the setting, tell us what the boo...

Before young children begin to read, they often engage in make-believe play. For example, the preschooler who cannot read, yet settles in the reading center of their preschool drawing other students to the area as she pretends to be a teacher reading to her students. T...

January 22, 2019

Writing and reading skills are closely connected, however, writing is often overlooked as a tool to improve reading skills. Unfortunately, many students are lacking in the area of writing and reading skills. These two skills lead the pathway to student success in the c...

January 22, 2019

To develop language capabilities and communication expertise, students must become effective communicators. Writing provides a medium for expressive communication. It also allows one to connect with his or her inner self, enhances problem solving, critical thinking and...

January 22, 2019

Despite the obvious fact that the ability to read is necessary to function in society, reading enhances mind development. While many children learn to read in school, reading in school alone is not enough. The short moments dedicated to reading in school are not enough...

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