Today, I overheard a little boy tell his mother, " I be going to play with my friends," and I almost jumped out of my skin. Over and over again, I have heard small children speak grammatically incorrect and their parents do nothing to correct them. The adage, "The children are our future", is more important than many know. The next generation that is being raised and groomed...
In this video you will be able to learn how to introduce yourself, how to say your name, and how to spell it, affirmative and negative sentences.
Are you frustrated with homework nightly wars, confused about your smart child who can't spell, amazed by your child's brilliance despite his low reading ability? View this newsletter and video seminar from Bright Solutions for some support.
Remember to use phonetic spelling strategies, rule-based strategies, visual-spelling strategies, and morphemic spelling strategies. It's always fun to explore words with your kids or students.
After spending hours learning about vocabulary, verb tenses, adverbs and adjectives you're probably wondering when you will ever have use for it in the real world. I was always pretty good at grammar and spelling and have found those skills to be invaluable. Something as simple as writing an email requires proper grammar. Have you ever cringed at something written on the internet where someone...
This document contains nine spelling rules to make singular nouns into plural nouns. It also includes a practice sheet and the answer key...
Identify all 20 consonant letters of the alphabet. (Consonant letters make the sound.)
Identify 2 for 1 consonant combinations (two letters one sound). Highlight all consonant combinations one color.
Identify 6 short and long vowels of the alphabet. Highlight short vowels one color and long vowels a separate color.
Identify vowel combinations...
Speaking or writing correct grammar can be challenging at times, since many of us interact with individuals who do not always speak correctly. Reading every day is one way to help improve grammar. What method do you use to improve your grammar?
Poetry is one of those literary genres that instill a fear in students, particularly in the middle school arena. Metaphor, sonnet, acrostic, haiku, rhyme, prose, or free verse are examples of hundreds of poetry terms and forms. Confusing for a young impressionable mind to absorb, poetry is often a subject to avoid, and if unavoidable, often solicits a desire to cheat to succeed. Throughout the...
Five tips for surviving the summer slump!
1. Spend time getting physical exercise - it keeps the brain active.
2. Read as much as possible - choose books that interest you, not just what might be on your school's summer reading list.
3. WRITE - write a journal about what you did during the summer, places you went, reflections on books you read.
4. Limit the time you spend...
For parents who are trying to do any of the following:
1. Engage your child in reading
2. Increase your child's reading skills (fluency, comprehension, rhythm, expression, tempo, etc.)
3. Increase your child's language acquisition, vocabulary, grammar skills, and spelling skills
This blog post is for you!!!
There are some really unique ways to help your child become a "reader...
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When working with children (especially 7 and below) it can be vital to their memory retention to take a break every thirty minutes.
I have had great success with my younger students who become stir crazy after half an hour of reading by leaving the study are and going outside or in a space where we wont bother others and doing some physical activities.
Since time is a concern it is important...
I learned in my human development class that babies learn through repetition = Rote memory
You may have also witnessed the ease with which the ABC's were learned. Mary Had a Little Lamb? Twinkle Twinkle?
It is easier to commit something to memory through a song. Why is it so easy to remember that annoying tune on the radio?
To better memorize
- Rules (Grammatical,...
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IF I could go back in time and give my younger self some advice on how to be a better student, be more successful in school, life, etc, I would definitely tell myself that being involved in everything comes at a cost. It is better to find a few things that you like to do, do them well and often, than feeling stressed because there is so much on your plate at one time. Being a 'Jack of all Trades'...
Spring is in the air and it's a time for new beginnings! Preparations for the PSIA Contest are underway in multiple subjects and it's a joy to see lights go on as words come out spelled correctly the first time and numbers flow. A great danger is always the tendency to second-guess oneself. When a student feels that confidence in their first instinct great things happen!
In my experience working with learners from various education levels and backgrounds, I understand the feelings of frustrations and concerns that many have when struggling with a subject or studying for a test but not receiving the results you would like or expect. It creates a feeling of helplessness or the sense that you can't overcome or you'll never get it. That's not true. With the right...