Reading Comprehension

What Are Choose Your Own Adventure Books

What Are Choose Your Own Adventure Books

In a “choose your own adventure” book, the reader can choose the direction of the storyline at many different points in the story. The story can take on many different plot-points, yet it still has a certain plot orientation. Some are character-driven; some are action-oriented. Others are absurd or complex.
The Endings
Most “choose your own adventure” books offer dozens of possible endings; some even offer hundreds of possible endings. The number of endings a “choose your own adventure” book will possess depends on the author’s choices…

RedShelf Review 2020 – What Is It and How Does It Work?

RedShelf Review 2020 – What Is It and How Does It Work?

If you want to know what RedShelf is and how to use it, you came to the right site. Read our full RedShelf review before signing up.
A Chicago based Ed-Tech Company, RedShelf was founded in 2012 and has been one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the country. Designed with students in mind, RedShelf is an online bookstore for textbooks. There is far more to RedShelf than just purchasing textbooks. The multiple features are designed for easier access and study tips for students…

Our Teacher´s Choice of the Best 4th Grade Reading Comprehension Books

Our Teacher´s Choice of the Best 4th Grade Reading Comprehension Books

The fourth grade is an important and exciting year for kids, teachers, and parents. It is the time when parents have to trust their children more and let them explore on their own. Especially when it comes to school, but this does not mean that parents can not help when their child needs support with fourth-year reading comprehension at home.

The 5 Best Choose Your Own Adventure Books for Adults

The 5 Best Choose Your Own Adventure Books for Adults

Ask anyone writing a book, and they’ll tell you that coming up with a classic run-of-the-mill ending is hard. Yet, there is a specific genre of books that challenges this idea and provides that a book should have dozens of potential endings–more than that–a reader should have control over the plot and endings along the way. This genre is known lovingly as “choose your adventure.”
Once a staple of an 80’s and 90’s childhood, these books were formatted so that after a few pages of reading, a choice would be presented. Decisions lead to any number of endings. Many of us forgot about the existence of these books long ago, thinking they were a genre reserved for …

What Is a Living Book?

What Is a Living Book?

A living book is a book that comes alive. The author writes with a passion that makes you want to keep reading. It is often written in narrative form and almost conversational. It is incredibly well-written with longer, more detailed sentences.
Living books touch emotions, and visualizing what is written is easy. Ideas are a big part of the book. These ideas show characters who have critical thinking skills and think outside the box. Living books are excellent teaching resources to practice the student’s reading comprehension and to grasp their attention. It can be used as a discussion starter.
Living books at a glance…

The Best Time Travel Books Ever Written

The Best Time Travel Books Ever Written

Time travel was always one of sci-fi storytelling’s greatest tropes. The ultimate fantasy of going back to relive history or seeing the world long after your time can be some of the most alluring tales told on account of their limitless possibilities.
Time travel books can go in any direction, from swashbuckling adventures to dark dystopian worlds. In these stories, you can find brave heroes seeking to set right what once went wrong. Or you find evil villains looking to bend time to their wills. You can get all books on Amazon or …

The 10 Best Dean Koontz Books Every Bookworm Should Read

The 10 Best Dean Koontz Books Every Bookworm Should Read

Whether you’re seeking thrilling suspense, alluring mystery, or fast-paced sci-fi action, the stories by Dean Koontz will grip you with every word. As the creator of many New York Times #1 Bestsellers, Dean Koontz is one of the most popular authors.
Dean Koontz books are known for a mix of reality and paranoid perception with twisted fantasies. In many of his books, the main characters suffer from traumatic childhood experiences. His books are mostly intense thrillers with strong mystery elements and published under his own name. His most famous novel series include “Odd Thomas” and “Dragon Tears,” which are included in our list of the best Dean Koontz …

Vooks for Teachers – How to Use Vooks in Classroom

Vooks for Teachers – How to Use Vooks in Classroom

What is Vooks?
I heard about Vooks a while ago, but only recently, I had a closer look at the app as they currently offer a one-year free subscription to all teachers.

Vooks is a subscription-based streaming service that brings children’s books with animated illustrations and read-aloud stories to life. Its purpose is to promote the love for reading at a very early age. Thorugh read-…

5th Grade Reading Comprehension

5th Grade Reading Comprehension

Strategies to Improve 5th Grade Reading Comprehension
You might not have signed up for chalk stains on your pants or recess duty, but if you want to improve and advance 5th-grade reading comprehension skills of your child, its time to start thinking like a teacher. I mean, it is essential for the parent and educate themselves on the skills and strategies that teachers employ when preparing students to read and make sense out of what they have just read. And though reading comprehension…

4th Grade Reading Comprehension

4th Grade Reading Comprehension

Indeed, 4th grade is a big transition for students as they begin moving from just learning to read and understand. In fourth grade, students begin to read more challenging texts. For this reason, it is a natural thing for teachers and parents to want to help their children and students avoid the so-called “4th-grade slump” when 4th-grade reading comprehension seems to go down the drain.
Though reading comprehension is the simple act of understanding and making sense out of the text, it is also more of an interactive skill necessary before, during, and after reading a text, …

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension

2nd Grade Reading Comprehension

2nd grade is the stage when most young readers begin moving beyond the basics of decoding text into reading fluency and comprehension. 2nd-grade reading comprehension is an essential hallmark in their learning process. It determines whether they will be successful in their subsequent learning activities or not.
For this reason, it is essential to ensure that your child has a strong background. It allows them to seamlessly and effortlessly tackle other learning activities that heavily rely on reading comprehension. And here’s how.
But First and Foremost, What is Reading Comprehension?
Well, in simple terms, we can define this as the connection to reading. Reading comprehension is …

1st Grade Reading Comprehension

1st Grade Reading Comprehension

First grade represents an important and exciting transition as kids leave behind most of the fun and games of kindergarten and preschool and begin to learn academic-oriented skills. As your child transitions to a more extensive learning extension, it is not uncommon to get tired and bored, which can result in difficulties focusing and absorbing content. Well, that’s normal! Even so, the teacher needs to motivate the students to learn how to read, you should not rush and force it. It does represent a crucial and essential part of their learning process and academic success but if the child gets …