Week one of our second year homeschooling finished, which means that our first year of homeschooling is completed. That doesn’t mean that our homeschool curriculum is completed, but that’s ok, we’ll just keep plugging at it. 974 more words
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What if a child is truly a beginning reader still learning CVC words? Can the game of finding small words within big words or phrases still be used to improve the child’s understanding of words and spelling? 360 more words
When I tutor reluctant readers or bad spellers, sometimes I reward them with a word game in the last five minutes of an hour-long lesson. The kids love the game and ask at the beginning of the next lesson if they can play again. 539 more words
When my son was almost two, and not talking much, I often read to him a picture book by Helen Oxenbury which showed a toddler doing everyday things: pulling on his socks and pants, for example. 304 more words
During my previous post, I talked about the “stair steps” for climbing toward fully developed phonological awareness skills. The most important take away from that post was that all children need the same skills for literacy development, but they will attain them at their own pace. 1,044 more words
If you are looking for appropriate summer reading for your child, may I suggest several lists of books for you to check out.
This website is an appendix of the Common Core State Standards. 246 more words