Category: Writing

Vocabulary Expansion in Early Learners

Vocabulary Expansion in Early Learners Excited young girl reading a book

Vocabulary expansion in young learners is often a first and crucial step in developing reading and writing skills. But it’s not something that happens overnight. By the time our students reach the Early Hoots tier, they have the foundational skills necessary to advance to the next step of learning: handwriting and pre-reading. In addition, we incorporate […]

Story Mapping + Comprehension

Story Mapping + Comprehension Branched by Book Nook - Remote Learning

A major component of building strong readers is boosting comprehension skills. There are plenty of ways to assist in this process, and at Book Nook Enrichment, we always do our best to make those tactics fun! That’s why a favorite activity amongst our staff and students is story mapping. What is story mapping? Story mapping […]

How to Avoid the Summer Slide

How to Avoid the Summer Slide Two Children sitting in chairs outside reading

The school year is winding down, and as we prepare for summer break, there are two words that loom large and unwelcome: summer slide. Routine is key to a well-rounded education, and months without that routine take their toll. When students do not have a strict academic schedule, performance and retention slip. What is the […]

The Early Stages of Handwriting

The Early Stages of Handwriting

The early stages of handwriting look different from child to child.  When kids are first learning the alphabet, singing their ABCs and beginning to understand what letter their names start with, they are building the foundation for more advanced letter work in the years to come.  However, it’s never too early to start practicing at […]

Communication + Literacy

Communication + Literacy Preschool Students with Tutor

Early literacy skills can be developed in a variety of ways – through play, classes, story time, and more. But it’s been proven, again and again, that the most beneficial way to build literacy skills in a child is through communication. A child’s language grows through both casual conversation and focused, detailed interaction. After all, […]

Write, Write, Write

Write, Write, Write Boy writing at school

There’s one thing we know to be true, and it’s that the best writers are avid readers. It’s a fact that’s been proven time and time again, and one of the main reasons we ensure that our curriculum includes a healthy balance of both. We do our best to weave the two together, to make […]

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