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Best Homework Help Resources and Websites

April 12th, 2012 2018-12-12T18:29:35-08:00 2012-04-12T13:26:11-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Homework Help: Why do so many kids struggle with math, especially algebra? Teachers often move fast in math to cover the curriculum. Unfortunately kids don’t always have each concept solid before they have to move on to the next concept. Math just keeps getting harder. Kids that struggle with algebra never got a solid foundation […]

Improve Writing Skills with English Grammar Game: The Sentence Zone

March 14th, 2011 2016-10-30T05:19:44-07:00 2011-03-14T16:46:53-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Improve Writing Skills and English Grammar by Improving Sentence Writing For this activity, your children will understand how to improve their sentences, and they actually have fun doing it. The activity is one of expanded sentences. Bonnie walks you step-by-step how to start with a basic sentence and then expand it, one word at a [...]

Stop the Summer Learning Slide With Grammar Game

June 7th, 2010 2010-06-07T21:45:12-07:00 2010-06-07T21:45:12-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer stretches out before you. Your kids are excited about being out of school. However, it doesn’t take too long before your kids are claiming they are bored. So, to keep your kids interested over the summer, one of the easiest things to do is to provide fun learning games for your kids. Research has […]

Poetry Writing Through the Colors: The Sentence Zone

February 9th, 2010 2018-10-22T23:25:07-07:00 2010-02-09T17:54:37-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Our kids often get assignments where they have to write a poem, and they often struggle with it. Poetry writing is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you have LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. Even gifted kids can struggle with poetry writing. It doesn’t matter if you are homeschooling or in a public […]

SAT Prep with Grammar Game The Sentence Zone

January 30th, 2010 2016-10-30T06:26:57-07:00 2010-01-30T17:37:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Many of you already know that I created The Sentence Zone a number of years ago to help my students with sentence writing as well as grammar. I play it with my younger students to help them write interesting sentences instead of the 3 to 4-word sentences they usually write. I play it with my [...]

Tips for improving sentence writing and grammar

May 29th, 2009 2009-05-29T18:04:23-07:00 2009-05-29T18:04:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

When I am working with a student who needs help learning how to write a sentence, to improve his sentence writing or to improve his grammar the first thing I do is pull out my Sentence Zone game. This is because it is a hands on game with color-coded cards.  Their retention of what I’m […]

New Study Suggests Writing Disorders Are Just as Common as Reading Disabilities

May 4th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:45:40-08:00 2009-05-04T16:47:07-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

This study was just reported on … thought you would be interested… May 1, 2009 (WLS) — Many parents know about reading disabilities such as dyslexia. But there has been little research into writing disabilities. Now a new study suggests writing disorders are just as common as reading disabilities and are most likely to affect […]

My 13 yr Old Wants To Just Read and Not Write, How Can I Help?

January 27th, 2009 2009-01-27T17:57:19-08:00 2009-01-27T17:57:19-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

My children are 11 and 13.  My 11 yr old has processing problems and my 13 yr old wants to just read and not write. Thank you, Theresa Today I’ll address the writing problem. Children are often fearful of writing. They think that their writing won’t be any good. This happens to most children at […]

Trouble Understanding What You Read? Part Two: The Game Solution

December 9th, 2008 2015-01-24T01:21:42-08:00 2008-12-09T16:45:40-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There is another solution to this that I use along with the Ten Minutes to Better Studying Skills. This solution can also be used very effectively at home, with a tutor, in a resource classroom, or in an elementary, middle school, or high school class. I have learned from years of experience and research that […]

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