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‘Homeschooling’ Blog Posts

Can You Improve Reading Speed & Fluency in 5 Minutes a Day?

December 18th, 2008 2008-12-18T15:43:19-08:00 2008-12-18T15:43:19-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Miriam writes: This child knows how to read. The problem is bringing him up to speed. He reads 23 words per minute and according to the teacher he should be at 43 words per minute! What do I do to help? Hi Miriam, Schools, teachers, parents, even homeschooling parents are becoming more concerned about reading fluency and […]

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 […]

Trouble Understanding What You Read? Part One

December 9th, 2008 2015-02-04T23:45:03-08:00 2008-12-09T16:11:26-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

But what about an answer if the reading problem is #3 (lack of language or vocabulary)? Writes J. K. Remember, there are 3 roadblocks to reading success. The third problem, lack of vocabulary or language can be addressed in a variety of ways. First, a recap on the 3 roadblocks: 3 Most Common Reading Roadblocks (whether your […]

Reading Slow and Hindered, What Do I Do?

December 6th, 2008 2016-02-25T01:09:40-08:00 2008-12-06T15:09:19-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I recently received this question: Even after doing a complete course in phonics, a child’s reading is yet very slow and hindered what would be the best strategy? Looking forward to your reply and guidance. Regards R. Typically when one reads slowly it is due to one of the 3 Most Common Reading Roadblocks (whether […]

10 More Easy to Implement LD & ADD/ADHD Accommodations in the Classroom or at Home

November 25th, 2008 2008-11-25T16:14:55-08:00 2008-11-25T16:14:55-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Utilize hands-on activities. Make the material as interactive as possible even if that means having the ADD student holding up some of the graphics for the rest of the class to see. Have the ADD student be in charge of collecting the homework and putting it on your desk or appropriate place. This is a […]

10 Quick & Easy Accommodations for ADD & LD Within the Classroom

November 20th, 2008 2008-11-20T16:11:28-08:00 2008-11-20T16:11:28-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Suggested General Accommodations That Can Be Made Within the School System or at Home When Homeschooling. 1. Keep the walls of the classroom simple (Visually stimulating material can be distracting.) If the walls are simple and the visual material brought out for the lesson, the ADD & LD student is more apt to attend to […]

ADD & Homework – Part TWO

October 22nd, 2008 2008-10-22T12:30:32-07:00 2008-10-22T12:30:32-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Two separate areas need to be addressed in order to fully understand homework difficulties: the academic area and the behavioral area. Academic 1. Do your kids have the required skills to do the assignments? 2. Is their reading level at their actual grade level? 3. Do your kids comprehend the information they are reading for […]

Educational Problems Caused by ADD/ADHD

October 10th, 2008 2008-10-10T14:00:35-07:00 2008-10-10T14:00:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

ADD/ADHD obviously affects performance in a school setting, as well as affects other parts of their life.  Children and adults with ADD have neurological gaps that interfere with the cognitive processes of memory, concentration, and attention span. In other words, those with ADD/ADHD have often missed out on instruction because they were distracted and attending […]

Easy Ways to Improve Reading Comprehension & Actually Utilize What You Read

September 17th, 2008 2016-03-22T08:46:36-07:00 2008-09-17T19:22:13-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Every time my students read, I ask them an important question. Is what you read informational (expository) or did it have a beginning, middle, and an end (narrative)? From their answer I give them a fill-in-the-blank graphic organizer form that they can use to take notes from the passage they read.(See Ten Minutes to Better […]

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