Category: Learning Skills

Resources and information about learning and learning skills. Designed for teachers, parents, homeschoolers, and education specialists.

The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word PART 2

In part 1 of The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word one mom, who was dedicated to helping her son read, ran into the same brick wall over and over again.  If you missed it, and can relate with her frustration, start there.     Now let’s continue with 3 more potential reasons that …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Sounds Out Every Word

Scenario #5: When my son reads, he still sounds out every syllable in a word, even after we’ve read it 5 times already.  It’s making us both crazy!   Yes, that certainly is an exhausting way to read.  Let’s see if we can figure out what’s going on.     If your son sounds out …

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Improve Children’s Memory with Draw What You Saw (Video)

When it comes to helping students learn, especially our struggling students, we MUST make sure that their visual memory skills are strong enough to support them.   Memory training can be a drag, or it can be fun!   So, let’s make it fun for kids to strengthen visual memory with Draw What You Saw.  …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Intervention Doesn’t Stick

Scenario #4: I’ve been working on a variety of learning intervention strategies with my homeschooled 3rd grade son for many months now.  Some days, the work we’ve been doing for a while just clicks for him, and we proudly celebrate the wins.  The very next day, though, he’s right back where he started, as if …

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How to Play The er, ir, ur Game, and Why (Video)

Whether you have a struggling reader at home or a strong reader, can we really blame anyone for confusing letter combinations that sound exactly the same?   How do you spell perfect?  Is it ur?  Is it ir?   How is a new young reader supposed to know this?   If your child has already …

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Learning Intervention That Fits

Obvious statement alert!  Not all learning difficulties are created equal.  Of course, you know this already.   If you are a parent of a child with learning differences, then you already know that the word “differences” doesn’t even describe the half of it.   Your child with learning differences is quite unique, quite different than …

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The Struggling Learner Scenario: Can’t Sit Still

Scenario #2: My son is ALWAYS moving!  We believe he’s too young for ADHD medication.  He’s a very picky eater so we aren’t prepared to eliminate any of the few foods he actually eats, either.  He has some vision issues for which he attends vision therapy.  He will work with me on learning intervention activities …

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