Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 2

In Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1 we discussed one effective strategy for identifying which sight words may interfere with your child’s reading fluency.  Here in Part 2 we move into a slightly more engaging way to improve sight word recognition, especially recognition of those words that you uncovered in Part …

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Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1

Whether your child is just learning sight words or is starting to show signs of trouble reading them, I have three quick and easy ideas for you to help strengthen sight word recognition.   And hey, why don’t we throw in a little bit of processing speed work while we’re at it?   Timed Sight …

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The Clock Calendar for Non-Linear Learners

Do you have a young learner who has a gift for seeing the big picture, but may not necessarily comprehend concepts like before and after?  Does your older student struggle with basic math facts only to amaze you with an easy grasp of complicated algebraic concepts?   Sometimes our students with learning difficulties, especially the …

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Growth Mindset Success Tickets for Kids

I am encouraged to see that growth mindset is on the minds of teachers a lot these days.   That means more and more teachers and parents have become aware that students, especially students who struggle to learn, can actually change the way their brains function.  They are not destined to struggle forever.     I’m …

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Valentine’s Day Printable Roundup for Kids

Unless you’ve decided to become the big-meanie sugar police on Valentine’s Day you probably expect that your children will, at some point, come crashing down from a sugar high or two, or ten.   How about we provide a little balance with some fun, heart-themed, sugar-free activities that also sneak in a little extra cognitive …

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Seek and Find and Color Me Bookmark for Kids

The other day I found myself at the local library donating, among other things, some professionally printed bookmarks that I designed for the kiddos.  Then it dawned on me that I’d have greater reach if I made these bookmarks available to, well, everyone.     So that’s what I did.   This fun, visual skill-building …

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Guiding Our Children Back to Character

It was the year 2016.  In the United States, it was the year of the Strangest.  Election.  Ever.  We survived it of course, and by that I mean the presidential election finally ended.  Hallelujah!   Okay, enough with the melodrama.  Still, parents across the nation, regardless of candidate preference, worried about the negative after-effects that …

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