Author: Cherice

The ONE THING All Good Reading Intervention Programs Have in Common

If your child or student reads below grade level you may have tried a number of reading intervention programs with varying levels of success.  Maybe you’re still searching for one that actually works.  Keep in mind, all good reading intervention programs do share one very important quality in common.     By the way, when …

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Is it a Learning Difference or Defiance?

Can you tell the difference between a child who is being defiant vs a child who experiences a learning difference?  Sometimes they look a lot alike.     If you have a resistant learner at home or in the classroom, can you identify where the resistance is coming from?   What Learning Differences Might Look …

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The Parent’s & Teacher’s Guide to Helping Struggling Learners

Do you ever wish you could find a useful, eye-opening, made-for-you parent’s guide to helping struggling learners?  If you’re a teacher, maybe you’d love a teacher’s guide, one that covers the information you didn’t receive in your education courses.     Sure, you could read book after book about learning differences, but I’m not talking …

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Seek and Find and Color Me Gifts for Kids

A big thank you to one of my newsletter subscribers who first flattered me with praise (smart move) and then placed a special request for more seek and find activities for kids.  It worked!     Yes, even though I did recently add another seek and find to The Free Printables Collection, this request was …

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A Simple Gratitude Hack for Kids

We know that teaching kids to develop the habit of gratitude has many benefits.   Better sleep may even be one of them, depending on the study.  Since better sleep can lead to better learning (we like better learning around here), we have yet another good reason to encourage kids to practice this profoundly positive skill. …

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Is This Valentine’s Day Card Too Creepy?

What do you think?  Is Valentine’s Day about romance, or is it about love in general, the kind that covers the gamut from romantic love, to family love, to the love we share with dear friends?   What happens when moms give cards to their kids?  Is that… creepy?     Some elementary schools still …

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What Numbers Have to Do With Reading Ability

Reading is all about letters, right?  Recognizing letters, understanding that letters make sounds, knowing how to move letters around to make words, and so on.  So, why would numbers have anything to do with reading ability?     Yes, learning math is a little like learning a new language.  But we’re not talking about math …

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