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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” […]

SAT Prep with Grammar Game The Sentence Zone

January 30th, 2010 2016-10-30T06:26:57-07:00 2010-01-30T17:37:56-08:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Many of you already know that I created The Sentence Zone a number of years ago to help my students with sentence writing as well as grammar. I play it with my younger students to help them write interesting sentences instead of the 3 to 4-word sentences they usually write. I play it with my [...]

Improve Study Skills and Note Taking With Graphic Organizers

September 4th, 2009 2018-10-24T17:37:26-07:00 2009-09-04T20:14:25-07:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
Note Taking and learning study skills doesn't have to be hard. I know you might be rolling your eyes at that statement, thinking:  "Right - Bonnie has got to be kidding!" But, I'm not kidding. I do know almost every time I used to ask my kids to take notes they dreaded it. In fact, [...]

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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