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by Donna Wine

Hi and welcome to Title I reading at Chebanse Elementary! I am Mrs. Donna Wine and it is a privilege for me to teach as a reading specialist with the capable staff here at Chebanse. In addition to Title I reading, I have taught grades . . . read more

Keep Reading Skills Sharp This Summer

Can you imagine taking your child to the doctor for a check-up and learning that his growth has been stunted? That he is no longer growing and what gains he has made are being reversed? How disturbing! Yet, this is what often happens in the . . . read more

When a Young Reader Gets "Stuck"

by Donna Wine | April 1, 2015

Parents of young readers often wonder how to best help their student when he comes to a word he doesn't know. Should they tell him the word? Should they tell him to "sound it out?" What if he guesses? Teachers of . . . read more

Student Assessment

by Donna Wine | March 1, 2015

Student assessment is critical in today's educational world. All of our students are assessed many times during the school year but spring tends to be the busiest time for student testing. Parents are often concerned about how to help . . . read more

The 100 Most Common Words

by Donna Wine

These are the most common words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 25 make up about a third of all printed material. The first 100 make up about half of all written material. Is it any wonder that all students must learn to . . . read more

Maintaining Good Reading Habits

by Donna Wine

Parents can make good reading habits easy for children. Here are some suggestions for maintaining reading and book-sharing practices in your home: Make weekly visits to the library. Keep plenty of reading materials . . . read more

What Is Reading Fluency, Anyway?

by Donna Wine

In educational circles these days there is a lot of talk about reading fluency. What, exactly, does "reading fluency" mean? Why is it an important part of a child's education? Fluency is the ability to read and . . . read more

Choosing a Book as a Gift

by Donna Wine

The holidays are fast approaching and shopping is in full swing.   Perhaps this year you'll want to choose a book for that special kid on your gift list.  Given as a gift, a book will last a long time and can be enjoyed . . . read more

Why Should I Read Aloud to My Child?

by Donna Wine

I am often asked by parents, "How can I help my child be a better reader?" Part of my answer always includes, "Read aloud to him or her." Why is reading aloud so important? Because children learn so many things when . . . read more

Help Your Children Feel Good About Themselves

by Donna Wine

Feeling good about themselves gives children the confidence they need to try new experiences such as reading. Parents and teachers can do a lot to help build confidence: Give lots of praise. Praise the effort , not just the . . . read more

Motivating a Reluctant Reader

by Donna Wine

How can you motivate a child to read - especially if he or she isn't excited about books? In an excellent article based on the advice gleaned from parents and teachers, Jessica Snyder from Reading Rockets (2002) at . . . read more

How to Help Your Child Succeed in School

by Donna Wine

Every child has the potential to succeed in school and in life.  Chebanse Elementary is committed to helping students achieve their educational goals and the staff here works hard to do so. Your child spends about 180 . . . read more

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