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How to Design Units that Access each Student's Giftedness

…AND TURN ON THEIR EXCITEMENT FOR LEARNING

It would be amazing to take a protracted field trip and visit the schools across the nation, walk the hallways, and peek in the classroom doors to see what we can see. Doubtless what we would witness would be incredibly varied. We would see everything from classrooms in which students are engaged, participating, and energized, to classrooms in which children are passive, indifferent, and checked out. In some of these latter classrooms, behaviors are out of control, while in others, students are silent.

THE RIGHT WAY TO TEACH READING IS WHATEVER WORKS FOR THE CHILD

by Sarah Major

WE ARE NOT REACHING A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR CHILDREN:
The data:

Struggling Readers: The Further behind they Are, The More Quickly they Will Catch Up

by Sarah Major

7 GOOD STRATEGIES FOR HELPING STRUGGLING READERS CATCH UP

Say you have two children who are struggling with reading – one in kindergarten and one in sixth grade. Logic would dictate that the further behind the child is, the longer it will take to catch him up, but in my experience, it takes about the same amount of time for children in various grades.

Syllable Division Rules -Easy 3 Step Guide

“As seen in Silver Moon Professional Trainings and Workshops.”
Syllable Division Rules

Instructor’s Guide

This guide is a supplement for the Silver Moon Spelling Rules™ program. The following content is provided as a free electronic download with compliments from READ Learning Educational Services, LLC. Content is used in Silver Moon professional trainings and workshops.

Ten Tips for Boosting Your Child’s Reading Skills

Becoming a reader is one of the most exciting learning adventures your child will ever experience. Many children need little more than exposure to books and they’re off on their own. But others need guided support as they struggle with sounds, fluency and reading unfamiliar words.

Struggling Spellers -7 Research Based Tips

Do you have a student or child who spells everything phonetically, adds extra sounds, skips vowels, overuses silent “e”, is confused about suffixes, or mixes up the order of letters within words?  When working with children who struggle to spell, there are methodologies that work and those that don’t. Continue reading to find out what research has proven is best practice when teaching struggling spellers.

Why do some people struggle with spelling while others don’t?

The Relationship between Spelling and Reading

I've come to believe that if a child is struggling with memorizing spelling words, she might also have difficulty with reading – and vice versa. At least this seemed to be the case with my Title 1 students (K-7th grade children who were doing poorly in reading, but who did not qualify for special education). A quick, informal review of their writing often revealed a lack of understanding of the relationship between letters in the word and how the word sounded.

Reading Comprehension & Dyslexia

Why is my child struggling with reading comprehension and what will help? 

Scenario

How to Teach Vowels to Visual Learners

When you think about it, vowels are simply everywhere. You can’t read well without having a firm grasp of those slippery symbols. Ironically, vowels are most frequently where the trouble lies when children struggle in learning to read. One of the reasons for this is that the sounds of the vowels are so similar that for children who are not predominantly auditory in their learning preference, distinguishing between them proves daunting.

WHAT DO THE EXPERTS SAY?

Vocabulary - Important to Learning

by Dr. Martha Angulo

Sometimes students and parents are not sure of how to use the vocabulary words that are presented in an online learning program.
The vocabulary section helps students far beyond the particular lesson they are working on. 

Vocabulary is essential to comprehension.