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Reading Fluency Activities

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 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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!

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention: Best Practices

April 3rd, 2019 2019-09-30T14:32:34-07:00 2019-04-03T22:48:33-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Phonics is different that phonemic awareness. We often think of phonics skills and how we may need to improve them without actually understanding what phonics skills are and how they differ from phonemic awareness.

How to Get Dyslexic and ADHD Kids to Love Reading

Reading Activities Help Dyslexic and ADHD Kids Love Reading

January 16th, 2019 2020-04-29T07:51:13-07:00 2019-01-16T15:55:49-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading activities and games are a great way to help your kids improve both their reading skills and their love of reading. When learning becomes fun, in a relaxed atmosphere kids do better and their skills improve. Learning is a lot more fun when you are playing a game.

Reading Comprehension Improves with Graphic Organizers

4 Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 4 – Writing)

January 10th, 2018 2019-11-30T18:13:30-08:00 2018-01-10T12:00:25-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

One of the easiest ways to improve reading skills with writing is to use fill-in-the-blank graphic organizers. They make note-taking, paragraph writing, and essay writing easy. As a parent, I hated watching my son struggle with a writing assignment. He would stare what would seem like hours at a blank piece of paper. I’m sure you feel the same way.

3 Reading Activities

3 Activities Improve Reading Skills

October 10th, 2017 2017-10-11T18:13:33-07:00 2017-10-10T03:00:49-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
As a parent, you do have the power and ability to help your kids improve their reading skills. These activities are for everyone! They also help those with an identified learning disability, dyslexia, ADHD, or are gifted. There are 3 easy to implement activities that each take just a few minutes a day to improve [...]
Family Activity: Go to the Museum

As Summer Break is Winding Down, Get in a Few Family Activities

July 24th, 2017 2018-09-01T00:04:59-07:00 2017-07-24T22:17:43-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer break is winding down, but there is still time to have fun and bring your child’s skills up. There is nothing like taking the last few weeks of the summer and infusing in some extra fun while gearing your kids up for the new school year. This is especially important if your kids have any learning problems, dyslexia, or ADHD. Giving your kids the best start you can is one of the most important things you can do as a parent.

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.

How Spelling Helps Reading Skills

4 Easy Activites to Improve Reading Skills (Part 2 – Spelling)

December 6th, 2016 2016-12-07T03:51:28-08:00 2016-12-06T12:15:27-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve reading skills and writing skills through spelling. One aspect of reading is called decoding – the ability to sound out words. Another aspect is called encoding – the ability to spell the words you hear. This decoding and encoding ability really go hand-in-hand. Your ability to sound out words you see and then spell words you hear incorporates both visual and auditory processing skills.

fun family activities, prevent the summer slide

3 Steps to Prevent the Summer Slide

June 14th, 2016 2016-06-15T00:56:48-07:00 2016-06-14T04:40:10-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Learn 3 simple to do activities that prevent the summer slide. Your child doesn’t have to lose 2 to 4 months of learning. They can even gain that instead with 3 simple activities.

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.

dyslexia symptoms, ADHD symptoms

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.

Free Kindle Book: School Strategies for ADHD Kids

February 28th, 2013 2016-08-30T03:56:40-07:00 2013-02-28T18:29:31-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

FREE Kindle Book on March 7th , 8th, or 9th 2013! Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET here, and I haven’t posted in awhile because I’ve been working on a new book, School Strategies for ADHD Kids.  Most of you know that I work with parents and teachers – helping them make learning easier for their kids, […]

Learn the 5 Steps to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math

September 14th, 2012 2016-03-22T08:33:53-07:00 2012-09-14T19:39:35-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

SpecialNeeds.com is sponsoring a FREE webinar: How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math School has recently started and the homework wars may have already started too! This is the perfect time to learn the 5 steps to improving learning skills! How to Improve Learning Skills: Reading, Writing, Spelling, & Math Reserve your […]

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 […]

Learning Disability or Learning Problem?

October 2nd, 2011 2016-06-10T19:35:06-07:00 2011-10-02T15:45:08-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Does My Child Have a Learning Disability or Learning Problem? Bonnie Terry, recognized as America’s Leading Learning Specialist, explains the difference between a learning problem and a learning disability and then gives you several steps you can take to help your child improve their skills in just minutes a day on the FOX News Morning […]

Best Educational Websites

March 9th, 2011 2016-03-22T08:29:24-07:00 2011-03-09T18:31:36-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Best Reading Skills Websites When you are looking for ways to help your children improve their learning skills, especially their reading skills, you want to find the best of the best and you want to do that quickly. What if you are looking to find the best reading educational website? Where do you go? BonnieTerryLearning.com […]

Need Homework Help? Do You Have Homework Wars?

January 3rd, 2011 2016-03-22T08:33:05-07:00 2011-01-03T12:56:13-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Need Homework Help? Do You Have Homework Issues? Homework Wars? Homework Struggles? Homework problems are very common. In fact, I think it would be fair to say that most parents at one time or another need to give homework help to their kids. This is whether your child is gifted, has an identified learning disability, […]

Learning Reading Help: Auditory Processing Part 2

December 3rd, 2010 2016-10-30T04:54:31-07:00 2010-12-03T16:58:38-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
In the last post, Learning Reading Help: Auditory Memory Part 1, I talked about learning reading and one of the areas of auditory processing that affect learning reading, specifically auditory memory skills. Remember, when you need learning reading help you want to be sure you are considering all of the areas that may be problematic to [...]

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 […]

The 5 Critical Steps You Need to Help Your Child Improve Their Learning Skills

July 15th, 2010 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00 2010-07-15T13:52:37-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 School

July 9th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:22-08:00 2010-07-09T15:13:54-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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, […]

How do I Motivate My Child?

June 14th, 2010 2010-06-14T18:54:04-07:00 2010-06-14T18:54:04-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Hi, Bonnie. We spoke on the phone when I ordered your materials, which I’ve since received. Thanks very much! You mentioned at the time that you are open to questions as I began using the materials–and, of course, I now have those questions! -My son will be entering 3rd grade. His 2nd grade teacher noted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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