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Improve Reading Comprehension

Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

October 29th, 2018 2018-10-30T21:22:49-07:00 2018-10-29T00:07:28-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

Reading Comprehension Activities

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 3 – Comprehension)

January 3rd, 2018 2020-04-29T07:49:52-07:00 2018-01-03T12:00:01-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

So many children struggle with reading comprehension, specifically finding the main idea of what they are reading or finding details that support the main idea or for sequential order. This can be daunting for some students, and not just those students with LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. You don’t have to have a learning disability to have difficulty with reading comprehension! Even gifted children struggle sometimes with reading comprehension. Solutions are here.

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5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field Trips

August 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11-07:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

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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 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

Improve Vocabulary

How to Teach and Improve Vocabulary

April 18th, 2017 2018-12-12T16:51:46-08:00 2017-04-18T12:00:28-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

Summer Reading: Top 5 Books to Read by Grade Level

Summer Reading List: Top 5 Books to Read by Grade Level

June 5th, 2016 2017-05-19T09:21:26-07:00 2016-06-05T01:04:50-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Have a summer reading plan for the lazy, hazy days of summer. Kids should be reading on a daily basis. This can happen for 15 to 30 minutes after lunch, before swimming, or before bed. Kids should be reading pleasure books at one to two levels below their grade level so they are easy to read. Get the top 5 books to read this summer too.

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Improve Reading Comprehension Skills with Color Coding

October 20th, 2015 2018-12-12T16:26:29-08:00 2015-10-20T01:10:49-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What would it be like to really comprehend what you read? You’d love reading so much you might even read under the covers because you’ve been transported to a different place and time. View the video to find out simple ways to improve reading comprehension.

Reading Comprehension Strategies

July 29th, 2015 2017-12-06T15:56:05-08:00 2015-07-29T20:43:34-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading Comprehension is the ability to gain meaning from what you read and then to use that information is some fashion…whether for enjoyment when reading a pleasure book or for information and knowledge when reading a text book or non-fiction book. Reading comprehension even comes into play when reading a text message on a smart phone or reading a Facebook post.

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Reading Help Is More Than Reading Comprehension

March 25th, 2015 2016-03-22T08:39:33-07:00 2015-03-25T22:43:34-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

You know your child is bright but you still have homework struggles. It seems like the struggles will never go away. There are a few things to check into when your child is struggling with reading. You need to become the detective. Their reading problems are typically due to more than reading comprehension problems. In fact, they can be due to one or more of the following reasons.

Best Solutions to Build Reading Comprehension Skills

September 12th, 2012 2016-03-19T07:24:57-07:00 2012-09-12T20:00:44-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills. Whether you are homeschooling or not, you have the opportunity to make your child’s writing assignments easy for them. They don’t need to sweat and struggle through another writing assignment. You don’t have to sweat and struggle through your child’s writing assignments any longer either! Solution 2 Build Vocabulary […]

Improve Your Learning Skills in 20 Minutes a Day

September 12th, 2012 2016-03-22T09:18:27-07:00 2012-09-12T19:35:23-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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: 3 Reasons for Reading Struggles

October 22nd, 2010 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 2010-10-22T15:38:55-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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.

Reading Comprehension Game Improves Learning Skills

October 2nd, 2010 2015-04-17T01:34:11-07:00 2010-10-02T10:36:00-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Playing Reading Comprehension Game Improves Learning Skills What if you could play a game and improve your child’s reading and listening comprehension at the same time? It also sounds too good to be true doesn’t it? But a game really can improve reading comprehension. As a learning disability specialist and board certified educational therapist I […]

Struggling with Learning Reading Skills?

September 21st, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:32-08:00 2010-09-21T09:14:24-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Struggling With Learning Reading Skills? Many times when your child struggles they are actually working three, four, five times harder than their classmates. Your child gets frustrated and the homework battles start because the homework becomes overwhelming. When your child struggles with reading skills or your evenings become filled with ‘homework battles’ it is typically […]

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 Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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” […]

6 Must-do Learning Games & Activities For the Summer

June 3rd, 2010 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 2010-06-03T16:48:26-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 Day

March 10th, 2010 2010-03-10T18:33:55-08:00 2010-03-10T18:33:55-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

How to Improve Reading and Memory Skills and Still Have Fun

January 7th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2010-01-07T19:44:54-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What can you do during the winter weather to help your kids improve their skills? This question is a frequent one for me. Parents are always interested in helping their kids, but it is sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially during the winter months. The following activities work well with all kids, whether they have […]

Reading Help & Phonics Help for Older Students

November 18th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:27:18-08:00 2009-11-18T18:13:27-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi there, I recently found you on the web and just watching your vids, I’m VERY interested. To wit: I’m homeschooling my 16 year old nephew who has been diagnosed ADHD and dyslexic. With the phonics reading materials I’ve found on the net and at my local library, I can only find elementary school age […]

Reading Help – Reading & Listening Comprehension: Comprehension Zone Review

October 20th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-10-20T11:08:40-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Bonnie Terry Learning – Review of The Comprehension Zone: Rocket Rap This review is difficult for me to write because this product had such a dramatic and positive effect for one of our children.  It has been an answer to prayer, a break-through for our child who has struggled with auditory comprehension for years.  I am […]

Dyslexic, LD, ADHD, & Gifted Kids Improve Comprehension Skills By Game Playing

September 24th, 2009 2015-01-24T00:58:25-08:00 2009-09-24T16:04:19-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Kids with dyslexia, LD, and ADHD are not the only ones that struggle with reading comprehension. Even gifted kids have been known to struggle with reading comprehension. How many times have your kids re-read the same pages in their textbook, searching for the answers? Your kids may have even flung their book down or at […]

Adults with Dyslexia

June 30th, 2009 2009-06-30T12:44:39-07:00 2009-06-30T12:44:39-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just received a question regarding using the products in the Reading Pack: Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills, Making Spelling Sense & Making Spelling Sense II and Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills.  Here is the question: The Bonnie Terry Reading Pack – is this pack recommended for me? I am 39 years old […]

FREE Webinar: 8 Summer Activities to Boost Your Kid’s Skills

June 13th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:23:54-08:00 2009-06-13T13:55:58-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out… The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents recently, wondering how to help their child over the summer. They realize summer is a great time to give their child a boost, but they also want to […]

Reading Help: Is Your Child Overwhelmed with Too Much Text on a Page?

May 14th, 2009 2016-02-25T00:46:54-08:00 2009-05-14T17:15:15-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I’m so excited…just posted my first video answering, “What do you do when your child is overwhelmed by the text on a page?” Hope you enjoy the video. See it here: More on solutions to the 3 roadblocks to reading success.

I Can Hardly Believe It? Check it out…

April 25th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:23:04-08:00 2009-04-25T13:44:01-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

The call is filling up fast – Reserve your spot now. I have had so many calls from parents this year that are wondering how to help their child and confused about why their child is struggling that I finally decided to have a webinar where I will present information and you will be able […]

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