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Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

How Reading Fluency Improves Comprehension

January 30th, 2024 2024-02-01T10:00:18-08:00 2024-01-30T20:15:06-08:00 Rick Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Rick TerryRick Terry

Reading comprehension is the ability to understand and retain the information given in the text as you read it. Reading fluency, on the other hand, is the accuracy and speed of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. A fluent reader has the ability to read and understand words automatically. They are able to more easily comprehend complete sentences and entire reading selections.

New Year Family Activities

New Year’s Activities for Kids and the Family

December 27th, 2023 2023-12-28T10:53:01-08:00 2023-12-27T08:00:51-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

New Year celebration activities can be perfect for taking a little bit of time to reflect on the previous year and talk about wishes for the New Year. What do you want to do more of? What do you want to avoid? This day has always been a day to gather with those who are included in your family. Here are 5 new year celebration activities for your family and friends to celebrate with.

Family Crafts and Things to Do This Holiday

December 18th, 2023 2023-12-22T10:49:41-08:00 2023-12-18T08:00:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Quality family time can be the backbone for the learning experiences your children will build from. Make sure to take this opportunity over the holiday break to bring the family together for positive learning experiences.

Holiday Family Activities

10 Holiday Family Activities

December 12th, 2023 2023-12-22T11:10:45-08:00 2023-12-12T06:00:00-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

10 fun family activities to do over the holidays. These activities not only bring fun to the family but they also improve learning skills too. Activities vary from game night (with suggested games), to movie night, to special decorating activities.

Reading Fluency Activities

How to Improve Reading Skills in Just 5 Minutes a Day… for Anyone!

December 4th, 2023 2024-02-01T08:45:32-08:00 2023-12-04T14:41:08-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When I first heard of Bonnie Terry’s 5 Minutes to Better Reading Skills program, I assumed it was only for beginning readers. Not so! It’s for everyone! My kids from 3rd to 6th grade are already benefiting from it and we’ve only been using it for a week. Their reading speed, confidence, and comprehension are going up by leaps and bounds!

Halloween Math Activities

Halloween Activities for Kids – Improve Math Skills… Spooky Thought!

October 24th, 2023 2023-10-25T09:22:22-07:00 2023-10-24T09:00:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are so many ways you can improve math skills while having fun on Halloween. Math concepts keep getting refined as you get older. However, these activities can be used at any age for fun learning and review. Remember, sorting and categorizing items is critical to learning math concepts. Classifying is the action of putting objects into sets based on common traits. You can even chart your results.

What motivates your child?

What Motivates Your Child?

September 10th, 2023 2023-09-11T15:32:17-07:00 2023-09-10T17:13:53-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Figuring out what motivates your child is a common problem that every parent faces at one time or another. I know for me, I often felt my kids should just be self-motivated to do their best on their homework. But, then I remember, they were kids. And then I remembered how it was when I was growing up. I often rushed through my homework to just get it done. I’m betting you are a lot like me and didn’t always do your best either.

fun family activities, prevent the summer slide

3 Steps to Prevent the Summer Slide With Summer Reading Program May 2

February 1st, 2023 2023-02-01T13:22:27-08:00 2023-02-01T13:21:54-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learn 3 simple to do activities that prevent the summer slide. Your child doesn’t have to lose 2 to 4 months of learning. They can even gain that instead with 3 simple activities.

Directionality, Laterality, and Reading

Laterality and Directionality: How Does it Relate to Learning?

February 16th, 2022 2022-02-17T15:24:24-08:00 2022-02-16T21:06:13-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

We read from top to bottom and left to right. We form letters in specific directions. Even writing your letters correctly involves directionality. Starting letters at the top and moving down is easier and faster and coincides with how we read. Yet, kids left to there own often start writing letters from the bottom up. These are often the kids that haven’t learned the top down orientation of reading, starting at the top of the page and reading from left to right.

Writing Sentences with Your Spelling Words

Tips for Writing Sentences (and Stories!) with Your Spelling Words

October 20th, 2021 2021-10-21T13:44:11-07:00 2021-10-20T14:26:48-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Most teachers assign spelling words homework at some point. The assignment may be to use their spelling words in sentences or to write a story using their spelling words. Both of these assignments can be daunting for a lot of kids. Read to find out what you can do to make these assignments easier.

Best Special Needs Websites

August 10th, 2021 2022-05-18T14:41:36-07:00 2021-08-10T17:19:54-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Best Special Needs Reading and Learning Skills Websites: When you are looking for ways to help your special needs child improve their learning skills, especially their reading skills, you want to find the best, the most knowledgeable website and you want to do that as quickly as possible. What if you are searching to find […]

President's Day Learning Activities

President’s Day Activities Improve Learning and Writing Skills

February 12th, 2020 2020-02-13T11:43:44-08:00 2020-02-12T15:00:08-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

President’s Day Activities Improve Learning Skills – February is the month with two President’s birthdays. First, Lincoln’s Birthday was February 12th and then Washington’s Birthday is February 22nd. We celebrate both birthdays on President’s Day, February 20th. George Washington is the first US President. He became president after the Revolutionary War. This is the perfect time to do a few craft activities in commemoration of these two US Presidents.

Kids Valentine's Day Educational Activities

Valentine’s Day Activities for Kids

February 6th, 2020 2020-02-06T10:07:47-08:00 2020-02-06T08:30:12-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Try a few educational Valentine’s Day Activities for kids to improve auditory processing skills and overall learning skills.

Family Holiday Games and Activities

10 Fun Educational Games for the Holidays

December 12th, 2019 2019-12-13T10:40:01-08:00 2019-12-12T09:05:55-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

3 things parents should be looking for when they are picking out educational fun games for their kids to keep them engaged?
Think about which skills you would like to enhance…reading? language? vocabulary? math? spelling?
Can you play the game over a number of years…will this be a game your kids will enjoy over the long term?

auditory processing kid activities

Auditory Processing Activities for Kids

December 4th, 2019 2019-12-05T11:10:01-08:00 2019-12-04T00:43:31-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Auditory processing is critical to learning whether it is learning to speak, read, write, follow directions,and math. We know that kids with reading problems usually have weak auditory processing skills. If a child has problems with auditory processing, it is often because of a weakness in phonemic awareness.

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