Category: Teacher Tips

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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Letter Recognition for Struggling Readers

Have you ever typed an address into your GPS and thought to yourself, “Well this is silly.  I’ve already driven to this place a gazillion times before.  Why don’t I know how to get there on my own by now?”   No?  Not you?  Okay.  Even if you can’t relate to the question that I …

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Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 3

It’s time to get silly with sight words!  In Power Up Your Child’s Sight Word Practice – Part 1 you identified exactly which words cause your young learner difficulty while reading.  In Part 2 you strengthened sight word recognition by playing a quick and easy DIY game.  Now in part 3 of 3 get ready …

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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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