If spelling doesn’t come easily to your child, you’ll want to give him all the help you can, and that includes teaching the effective spelling strategies that come naturally to good spellers.Read On »
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The All About Spelling program is a great fit for all types of learners—including those who struggle with learning differences. Our multisensory spelling program is complete and customizable, with lots of built in review, so students of all abilities can move through each skill as quickly or as slowly as they need to. All About Spelling utilizes some great tools for teaching spelling. Dictation is a great spelling tool because it allows children to use their spelling skills in a “real world” application.Read On »
In the last post in our Memory Series, I highlighted the differences between short-term and long-term memory and how important it is to work toward permanently ingrained learning…or learning that “sticks.”
Though it may seem like long-term memory is of greater importance than short-term memory, in this post we’ll look at why one particular type of short-term memory—working memory—is such a critical part of the learning process. Read On »
That is one of the most frustrating things as a teacher, isn’t it? One of your main goals is to make reading and spelling “stick” in your child’s brain, and this blog post will give you solid techniques for doing just that.
Let’s get technical for a moment.
This will be quick, but it is important to understand the basic differences between short-term and long-term memory. Read On »
I don’t think I know a seven-year-old boy who can resist the siren song of a swiftly moving, storm-swollen creek. And seven-year-old Abe Lincoln and his adventurous friend are no exception.
Based on a true story, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek gives readers an unusual glimpse into the childhood antics of one of history’s great men. Though history books can sometimes be “dry,” this entertaining piece of historical fiction is…well…sopping wet.Read On »