Happy back to school! Reading Rockets has some great ideas for parents about improving reading fluency, like “paired reading” (reading together) and rereading favorite books. The most important thing is for parents to realize that their involvement is critical. And, as I always recommend, that means that children need to see their parents take pleasure in reading. Take them to the library and check out books for both of you. Turn off the TV and computers and iPads and read. Our family used to have occasional “reading bum” dinners, when we would all read as we ate. It was a lot of fun to see what everyone was reading. And my children are still great readers.