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How to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

How to Build Your Child's Vocabulary

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Having a strong vocabulary helps students with reading, writing and expressing their thoughts and opinions.

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What To Do If Your Child Is Struggling with Reading

What To Do If Your Child Is Struggling with Reading

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Kids develop at their own time, so take a deep breath and try to assess the situation. Ask yourself, Does my child just need a little more time? Or is my child struggling with learning to read?

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11+ Multi-Sensory Ways To Practice Sight Words

11+ Multi-Sensory Ways To Practice Sight Words

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Primary Tutoring, Junior Tutoring

Sight words are the most common words found in texts, and for a child who is learning to read, being able to quickly recognize and recall these words is critical to becoming a fluent reader.

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Five Strategies For Accessing Quality Summer Reading Materials

Five Strategies For Accessing Quality Summer Reading Materials

Posted in English Tutoring, Tips & Advice

We polled our team of Toronto tutors to ask for their strategies for finding quality reading materials to enjoy all summer long.

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7 reasons to attend Reading For The Love Of It

7 reasons to attend Reading For The Love Of It

Posted in English Tutoring

Every year the Teachers on Call team looks forward to attending the annual Reading For The Love Of It (RFTLOI) language arts conference in downtown Toronto. Here are our top 7 reasons to check out this year’s Reading For The Love Of It

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Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Kickstart A Lifelong Reading Habit In 15 Minutes A Day

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources, Tips & Advice

Spending 15 minutes a day enjoying a literacy activity is a great way to reinforce a positive attitude around reading. The more frequently you read as a family, the more your children will gravitate naturally to reading!

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Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Helping Our Kids To Choose Kind Everyday

Posted in English Tutoring, Community

Are you familiar with the saying, “Kindness is free, sprinkle that stuff everywhere?” It’s the perfect mantra to share with your kids during this month’s Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week. The week runs from November 19 to 25 and is dedicated to encouraging inclusiveness, empathy, and kindness to others.

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Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Note Taking Strategies for a Successful Start to High School

Posted in English Tutoring, Special Ed. Tutoring, Tips & Advice

Great note-taking skills can help you do well at school, preparing you for classes, essays, and exams. It’s a skill that will serve you all of your life, yet it rarely gets taught. We’re here to help with fourteen strategies to incorporate into your note-taking routine to maximize your academic results this school year:

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4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

4 Ways to Set up Your Child for Reading Success

Posted in English Tutoring

Children who come to school with rich experiences in oral language are better equipped to manage the complex skills needed for reading and writing.

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The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

The Ultimate Summer Booklist for Elementary Kids

Posted in English Tutoring, Parent Education Resources

Reading is the best way to prevent the summer slide and with the countdown on to the holidays, here are some of the books that are on our summer booklist for elementary school kids

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