Reading Help: Reading Program Gives Students Three-Year Gain in One YearMarch 2nd, 2012
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www.BonnieTerryLearning.com creates three years of reading gains in just one year for her students using her “Awaken The Scholar Within Program.”
Students and researchers alike celebrate the gains.
“I could barely read in elementary school, but spending just one year using the Bonnie Terry reading strategies allowed me to read at a college level by the sixth grade,” says Bridget Hogan, UC student.
“We love your program because we have five solid years of data supporting your work,” says author of School Moves For Learning, Debra Wilson.
Terry’s program from www.BonnieTerryLearning.com demonstrates three-year reading gains in just one year and the diagnostic portion is remarkably comprehensive which allows her to get to the root cause of reading problems. Twenty-seven different areas of perception are evaluated and Terry is able to determine nine visual, nine auditory and nine kinesthetic areas in which a person may struggle and precisely what to do about it.
“It is not so important to determine what grade level a child reads at because that does not accurately reveal why a problem exists,” states Terry. “Ninety-five percent of reading problems are related to visual tracking problems, which are not tested in most schools.”
Terry, a 38-year Board Certified Educational Therapist and Learning Disability Specialist, uses a three-pronged integrative approach to help students improve reading scores in just 20 minutes a day and shares these with parents:
Reading Help: The Top Three Things Parents Can Use to Improve Reading Scores in 20 Minutes a Day:
1. Fluency training (reading accurately from left to right) for just 5 minutes a day will improve the foundational reading skills every child needs to read not only at grade level but above. Nix the flash cards, silent reading, and reading lists of words.
“Kids read across not down, and need to master the art of eye tracking, just like a skilled athlete uses better eye-tracking skills to catch, throw and hit the ball,” she says.
2. Listen, learn and do. Kids have not actually learned something until they can act on it. In Terry’s Ten Minutes To Better Writing and Study Skills book at www.BonnieTerryLearning.com, she shows kids how to take notes on what they read, turn those notes into paragraphs and combine paragraphs into essays.
“If ultimately we want to teach our kids to be good thinkers, we have to show them how to take action on what they learned,” says Terry. “Writing is the doing part of thinking.”
3. Play games and have fun. Games establish an emotional connection with reading and writing because they help you find the main idea, details, how to write good sentences and improve your vocabulary.
Terry’s Sentence Zone and Comprehension Zone are hands-on games with color coding and are based on years of scientific research showing that kids learn better with color and having fun while they play and learn.
Terry was named Auburn, CA Woman of the Year in 2011 and has operated www.BonnieTerryLearning.com for the past 16 years. Her programs include: reading, writing, spelling, study skills, and math.
Contact us for Reading Help
You may contact Bonnie Terry via telephone at 530.888.7160
Remember reading help is available with Bonnie Terry Learning’s games, books, and guides.