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3 Simple Steps Done Regularly = Success in Reading

January 29th, 2009 2015-01-24T01:21:42-08:00 2009-01-29T20:23:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I was in a business class yesterday and this quote was discussed regarding business. The conduct of successful business merely consists in doing things in a very simple way, doing them regularly, and never neglecting to do them. Quoted by: William Lever of Lever Brothers Think about this. Isn’t this also true of reading, whether […]

10 Steps to Easier Learning Even If You Have LD or Dyslexia

January 28th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-01-28T18:14:16-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Here are 10 easy steps or suggestions for you to make learning easier for your student. These suggestions work whether you have learning problems such as LD, dyslexia, ADD, autism, or gifted. These ideas will help every student because they are based on sound principles of brain-based learning. Teach with associations e.g. Instead of underlining nouns […]

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 […]

How do I help a kindergartener improve in reading?

January 21st, 2009 2015-01-24T00:59:06-08:00 2009-01-21T18:08:08-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Sandi P. wrote: I have a friend whose kindergartener (just turned 6) is having trouble reading. She hasn’t obtained EL and EL4 is the goal for the year and the year is ½ over in Kentucky.Would “Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills” be a good place to start? Thanks for the question. Yes, Five Minutes […]

New Review – 5 Minutes to Better Reading Skills Really Works!

January 21st, 2009 2009-01-21T18:02:01-08:00 2009-01-21T18:02:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Five Minutes To Better Reading Skills is presented as a fast, fun approach to improve reading skills. The program includes a Teacher’s Manual, Mastery Charts, and a Student Booklet. The Mastery Charts are included in the Teacher’s Manual, so that the components include the two spiral bound books. The Student Booklet is 45 pages, while […]

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 […]

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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