‘Homeschooling’ Blog Posts
President’s Day Activities Improve Learning and Writing SkillsFebruary 12th, 2020 2020-02-13T11:43:44-08:00 2020-02-12T15:00:08-08:00
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.
How to Improve Reading Skills in Just 5 Minutes a Day… for Anyone!December 4th, 2019 2019-12-13T10:12:11-08:00 2019-12-04T14:41:08-08:00
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!
Strategies to Improve Reading ComprehensionOctober 29th, 2018 2018-10-30T21:22:49-07:00 2018-10-29T00:07:28-07:00
Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Without comprehension, there is really no point to reading. Graphic organizers allow you to easily take notes and turn what you read into a graphical display or story structure. These strategies improve critical components of reading comprehension.
5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field TripsAugust 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11-07:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08-07:00
By having a framework or structure to your family fields trips, you can drastically improve memory skills. If you do not have a bit of a structure to your trips, your kids are not as likely to remember the great things you have done as a family together. With these family field trips, you can improve your vocabulary, memory and factual knowledge base.
6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!July 19th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:04:18-08:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48-07:00
It’s not too late to prevent the summer slide with fun family activities. The activities are geared for elementary, middle, and high school kids. Listen to the audio. Activities include weekly trips, nature adventures, and home activities.
How to Teach and Improve VocabularyApril 18th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:51:46-08:00 2017-04-18T12:00:28-07:00
Improve vocabulary is one of the five components to teaching reading as well as improving reading skills. Vocabulary is a strong indicator of student success. Knowledge of words and word meanings is an important key to reading, speaking, and listening success.
4 Easy Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 1)November 29th, 2016 2019-12-04T12:05:52-08:00 2016-11-29T12:00:55-08:00
There are 4 easy activities to improve reading skills that take just a few minutes a day to improve reading. Reading drills to improve reading fluency in 5 minutes a day. Improve spelling and learn the 8 different spelling patterns we use to make words. Improve reading comprehension by playing a reading comprehension game.
How to Make Homemade InstrumentsJune 21st, 2016 2016-06-22T00:44:11-07:00 2016-06-21T07:00:55-07:00
Summer time is here, the perfect time to explore and make musical instruments. You can use cans or boxes with strings, rubber or leather, etc. to make them.
Improve Your Learning Skills in 20 Minutes a DaySeptember 12th, 2012 2016-03-22T09:18:27-07:00 2012-09-12T19:35:23-07:00
SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to see How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your Webinar seat now at: SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring […]
Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 3December 30th, 2010 2010-12-30T09:07:29-08:00 2010-12-30T09:07:29-08:00
Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 3 In the last post Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 2 I talked about learning reading and went over some specific activities you can do in just minutes a day to target areas of auditory processing that affect learning reading. Remember, when you need learning reading help you […]
Improve Learning Reading Skills EasilyOctober 30th, 2010 2010-10-30T12:19:41-07:00 2010-10-30T12:19:41-07:00
Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Advantage Learning Reading and Writing Whether Your Child Has LD, Dyslexia, ADHD, or is Gifted… You know your child is bright but you still have homework struggles. You know how painful it is to see your child struggle or take forever to read their assignments. You just […]
Improve Learning Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Math SkillsOctober 28th, 2010 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00 2010-10-28T13:01:01-07:00
“FACT – It’s Not Too Late… Give Your Child A 2 To 4 Year Advantage in Learning Reading, Writing and Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” Does your child struggle with learning reading, writing, spelling, or math? Do they have reading comprehension problems? Do they understand their homework? Do they do their homework with […]
Learning Reading Help: 3 Reasons for Reading StrugglesOctober 22nd, 2010 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00
Looking for help with learning reading and don’t know where to start? Learning Reading Help Can Be Divided into 3 Categories learning reading skills.
Improve Writing Skills with Specially Designed Graphic OrganizersSeptember 28th, 2010 2018-10-24T17:41:31-07:00 2010-09-28T10:20:21-07:00
Writing is the doing part of thinking. To create good thinkers we need to create good writers. One of the easiest ways to create good writers is to use graphic organizers. The use of fill-in-the-blank organizers helps to prevent the deer in the headlights look kids give you when staring at blank sheets of paper.
Is your child struggling with dyslexia, reading skills, writing skills, spelling skills?August 16th, 2010 2016-04-26T23:53:28-07:00 2010-08-16T13:09:55-07:00
Struggling With Note-Taking, Reading Comprehension & Listening Comprehension?July 30th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2010-07-30T13:32:47-07:00
Bonnie, I found you through Youtube and am intrigued by the 10 Minutes to Better Study Skills! My home-schooled daughter is 16 and dual-enrolling in our local community college and currently in her first class. She is struggling with note-taking! She also took the SAT in June and scored poorly in the reading portion, especially the “passage” […]
The 5 Critical Steps You Need to Help Your Child Improve Their Learning SkillsJuly 15th, 2010 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00
For those of you that missed last Wednesday night’s call … I wanted to pass this along as soon as I could. Here is the link where you can go to listen to the Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills Teleseminar. You will want to listen over the next 3 days as it may […]
Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for SchoolJuly 9th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22-08:00 2010-07-09T15:13:54-07:00
Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The FREE Live Teleseminar is filling up fast – Only 100 68 52 Spots left! Reserve your spot now. Mid-Summer Training Call I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how […]
Searching for Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills and Still Have Fun?July 8th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22-08:00 2010-07-08T19:29:15-07:00
It’s the almost middle of Summer Vacation and as you know, it is the perfect time to give your child a boost in their learning skills, but you still want to have fun… Join Bonnie Terry’s call and find out what you can do in just 20 minutes a day to boost your child’s reading, […]
6 Must-do Learning Games & Activities For the SummerJune 3rd, 2010 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00
Can you do your own summer learning program? Should you do your own summer learning program? Fact: More than half of the achievement gap present in 9th grade between lower- and higher-income children can be explained by summer learning loss. Make Learning Stick with learning games and reading fluency training over the summer. There are […]
How to Help Your Child Improve Their Reading, Writing, & Math Skills in 20 Minutes a DayMarch 10th, 2010 2010-03-10T18:33:55-08:00 2010-03-10T18:33:55-08:00
I have had such an overwhelming response from last night’s call; I am truly humbled. “We’ve already done some of the exercises you told us about. My kids thought they were fun! I just wish we had found you before we had spent thousands of dollars.” Kathy G “I like that I can use this for all of […]
Sloppy Handwriting? Quick Teaching Handwriting TipMarch 4th, 2010 2016-11-03T17:36:07-07:00 2010-03-04T12:38:31-08:00
Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Reading & Writing Advantage TodayFebruary 24th, 2010 2010-02-24T20:50:03-08:00 2010-02-24T20:50:03-08:00
“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]
Poetry Writing Through the Colors: The Sentence ZoneFebruary 9th, 2010 2018-10-22T23:25:07-07:00 2010-02-09T17:54:37-08:00
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 […]
Learn Spelling – Teach Spelling With the Spelling PatternsJanuary 19th, 2010 2019-01-11T11:48:16-08:00 2010-01-19T13:13:56-08:00
Need help with spelling? Teaching spelling or learning how to spell doesn’t have to be daunting even if you have a learning disability, dyslexia, or are even gifted. And, yes, even gifted kids sometimes struggle with spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to areas of auditory processing that aren’t working as effeciently as they should […]