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Texan Children’s Literacy
The Reading Ranch, a Frisco TX-based virtual learning program
site, has launched a parent’s online guide to bedtime reading as a
method of improving a child’s reading fluency.
The Reading Ranch is a premier private
tutoring group founded and created by Dr
Kim Southwell that offers virtual literacy
programs (VLP) to support literary
development and reading fluency in
children ranging from ages 3 to 12.
In addition to their newly launched virtual learning programs, The Reading Ranch
offers in-person classes at their tutorial centers located throughout Texas,
including premises in Dallas, Southlake, Frisco, and Argyle.
The Reading Ranch has ten tutorial
centers in total which are open
throughout the school year with
lessons available on both weekdays
The newly launched online fluency guide teaches parents to
support literacy and fluency in children through bedtime story
reading. The guide gives advice on various fluency levels.
The new Reading Ranch guide for
parents highlights the importance of
reading exclamations with excitement,
adapting speed and tone so that speech
sounds like natural talking, and pausing
at the end of sentences.
The guide also suggests it may be helpful for parents to point to the
word as they read it and to allow time for children to enjoy book
The Reading Ranch free online guide
reminds parents to reflect appropriate
emotions in their voice when reading aloud
and to raise their voice at the end of a
question to teach children about context
Additionally, the bedtime story guide emphasizes the importance of
reflective work, suggesting that reading should end with a
conversation about the child’s favorite parts of the story.
The Reading Ranch’s helpful tips
section aims to develop a child’s
fluency skills by encouraging them to
read bedtime stories aloud to their
parent and to be able to discuss what
they have read.
Their tutorials, available online and in person, range from kind