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Improve Learning Reading Skills Easily

October 30th, 2010
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 want to take that pain away. You so want to see your child read with ease. I'm here to tell you, learning reading doesn't have to be so hard! If you are interested in knowing how to make this the year that you really decide to help your child read, write, and do math with ease, then read on for a private tutoring / training invitation to how to help your child improve their learning reading and writing skills. Build your child's skills NOW! I will share with you are some important concepts and strategies on helping your child improve learning, including:
  • The power of understanding the underlying causes of your child's learning struggles.
  • The 3 Keys to put in place to accelerate your child's learning.
  • How to turn Your Child's Life of Learning Struggles into a Life of Joyful Learning in just 20 minutes a day using Speed to Learning principles.
  • Bonnie Terry, leading Educational Therapist, has spent over 30 years studying the behavioral science behind how kids learn - and more importantly - what gets in the way, slows down and, if left unchecked, eventually grinds to a halt the core learning processes. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is giving a no-cost no-obligation private training call revealing how you as a parent can help your children improve their learning skills in just minutes a day whether they have LD, dyslexia, ADHD, are falling through the cracks, or are even gifted. On the call, Bonnie will reveal 5 specific strategies that you can use instantly to have your child on the speed to learning path. To register for the FREE Call, just go to: http://www.dyslexiahelpnow.com/nov-training-call/ Bonnie Terry, leading Educational Therapist, has spent over 30 years studying the behavioral science behind how kids learn - and more importantly - what gets in the way, slows down and, if left unchecked, eventually grinds to a halt the core learning processes. Auburn's Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is giving a no-cost no-obligation private training call revealing for the first time how you as a parent can help your children improve their learning skills in just minutes a day and still have fun. On the call, Bonnie will reveal 5 specific strategies that you can use instantly to have your child on the speed to learning path.  The upcoming private training call is Wednesday, Nov. 3rd at 5 pm PST; 8 pm EST. NOTE: ONLY 100 parents will join my clients on this exclusive training. To register for the FREE Call, just go to: http://www.dyslexiahelpnow.com/nov-training-call/ NOTE: ONLY 100 parents will be able to join my clients on this exclusive training. Here's what you need to know right now about giving your child a 2 - 4 year advantage in just 20 minutes a day. 1. This will work with every child, whether they have LD, dyslexia, ADHD, are falling though the cracks, or are even gifted. 2. Much of this training is totally 'below the radar.' Your kids won't even realize they are learning with greater ease. Learning just becomes easier for them. 3. This system uses a speed to learning method that I have perfected over the last 35+ years. Not only will you have a way to profoundly impact your child's learning, but you will also impact your whole family's quality of life. Here's what parents have to say: "My son has been GREATLY helped by Bonnie Terry's system.  He is fourteen now, and finally reading quite well.  Bonnie, I want to thank you again for everything you have done to help us homeschooling parents. I recommend your system to all my friends, homeschooling or not.  Thanks again!" Millie H, Parent, FL "I used Bonnie Terry's system to improve my sons´ reading and overall they enjoyed them, and also we had success in the improvement of their reading.  They are both quite good readers now.  They once in awhile like to go back and see how fast they can do the pages, just for fun. Bonnie, thanks for the help you have given us. One of my sons was quite dyslexic in reading, but after using your system, I rarely notice any sign of it. He actually enjoys reading.  He's read Narnia on his own!" Jeanine F, Parent, Il To register for the FREE Call, just go to: http://www.dyslexiahelpnow.com/nov-training-call/ Who is Bonnie Terry? Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a Board Certified Educational Therapist and best selling author with over 35 years of experience. She is the CEO of Bonnie Terry Learning, one of the fastest growing high-level education companies specializing in giving a 2 - 4 year advantage in reading, writing, and math to LD, dyslexic, ADHD, and gifted children. With thousands of case studies, articles, and national and international consultations/presentations and awards, Bonnie Terry shows parents, homeschoolers, and teachers how to identify their child's learning problems and how to address them in 20 minutes a day, whether their kids have LD, dyslexia, ADHD, are falling through the cracks, or are even gifted. Then she follows you every step of the way, ensuring your child's success. If you are interested in a system that will help you properly identify your child's learning problems and be able to address them... If you are interested in a system that can instantly turn your struggling children into children that learn with ease... If you are scared or anxious about what will happen to your child if s omething doesn't change and you are afraid you can't make a difference in their lives...   Then join Bonnie on the call. To register for the FREE Call, just go to: http://www.dyslexiahelpnow.com/nov-training-call/

    4 Easy Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 1)

    August 1st, 2010

    Help Your Kids Improve Reading Skills

    As a parent you do have the power and ability to help your kids improve their reading skills. There are 4 easy to implement activities that each take just a few minutes a day to improve reading.
    1. Improve reading fluency in 5 minutes a day
    2. Improve spelling and learn the 8 ways we put letters together to make words
    3. Improve reading comprehension by playing a reading comprehension game
    4. Improve writing skills using specially designed graphic organizers
    Today I’m going to talk about the first activity you can implement in just minutes a day.

    Improve Reading Skills: Reading Fluency Training

    Reading fluency training is one of the easiest activities for parents to do with their kids to improve reading skills, and it only takes 5 minutes a few times a week to make a dramatic difference. Reading fluency training works to improve reading skills whether you have LD, dyslexia, are falling through the cracks, or are even gifted. You may not realize how important reading fluency and accuracy is, so here is an example on how it impacts your reading or your child’s reading. For example, you are reading a passage and read Susan can go to the store. You finish reading the selection and go to the questions and there is a question that asks, Why couldn't Susan go to the store? You think to yourself - What…I read Susan can go to the store. This question doesn't make any sense to me. BUT, what the sentence actually said was…Susan can't go to the store. Your eyes skipped the apostrophe t…The whole meaning was lost. That is one of the things that the Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills reading fluency training program corrects. With improved reading fluency, you don’t skip or omit words or parts of words. You don’t miss out on important pieces that are critical to reading comprehension. That is why it is important to have accurate reading for reading comprehension.

    Struggling With Note-Taking, Reading Comprehension & Listening Comprehension?

    July 30th, 2010
    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" reading. I'm beginning to make the connection with these two problems... there seems to be a struggle, for her, in pulling out keys points in a written document, or passage, and in an oral lecture. She tends to want to write down too much from a lecture and gets overwhelmed when given a passage to read with questions to answer, especially when timed. For writing assignments, she is gifted in vocabulary usage, spelling and grammar, but the process of writing becomes a long, drawn-out process. She wants to "hover" over a slew of ideas but struggles to land the plane.  When she does land the plane, it will take hours. Will your book and the forms therein help us? Karen McGold
    Karen, There is a direct connection with the ability to pull out the main idea and important details and note-taking. You want to be sure the notes you take are meaningful and when you don't know how to quickly pull out that information from either reading a passage or listening to a lecture, you are 'sunk'. That is one of the specific reasons I designed the graphic organizers in Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills in the manner that I did. These forms not only help you with note-taking, they also become a 'study-guide' for you when you are reviewing the material or answering the questions at the end of a section or chapter. They can also be used to learn how to take notes while listening to a lecture or presentation. The graphic organizer fill-in-the-blank forms are designed specifically with your daughter in mind. Another product that will also help her is our game the Comprehension Zone because it teaches you specifically how to pull out the main idea, details, and sequence what you read or listen to in a game format. It can be played for both reading or listening comprehension. Playing with the skill, practicing the skill through play, and then utilizing the Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills will go a long way in teaching her those missing skills. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET http://bonnieterrylearning.com

    What is the Best Sequence of Teaching Spelling Patterns to Dyslexic Students?

    July 27th, 2010
    Hi, My question is what is the best sequence of teaching spelling patterns to dyslexic students? Which spelling patterns in particular will be the most tough for the dyslexics to grasp & what knock-on effect can they have on the learning of other patterns? Which doors would be opened in reading & writing by knowing a certain pattern & which would be closed if the pattern was not known?? Kindly explain. Thanks Aisha. Aisha, There are only 8 spelling patterns in the English language. I teach spelling with the spelling books - Making Spelling Sense and Making Spelling Sense II. The spelling books are designed to work with dyslexics of all ages. In addition to teaching spelling patterns it addresses both auditory and visual processing at the same time. I always start with the vowel/consonant spelling  pattern as it is the easiest one to learn and the most predominant spelling pattern in the English language. Then I go on to the vowel consonant silent e spelling pattern. The other spelling patterns follow. As you gradually introduce the patterns with multiple lessons per spelling pattern, I don't think there is really one pattern that would be considered the hardest one. When you understand the structure of the language you can not only spell thousands of words, you can also decode thousands of words. Teaching spelling with this spelling program addresses both encoding (spelling - writing the word down) and decoding (sounding out words - reading) simultaneously. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET http://bonnieterrylearning.com

    Help for LD, Dyslexic, ADHD Students with Reading Skills, Writing Skills, and Spelling Skills

    July 19th, 2010
    Parents want to help their kids improve their skills. That is a given as far as I'm concerned. All parents want the best for their children and when learning reading, writing, or spelling is hard they often don't know where to turn. Parents often spend a small fortune seeking the help they need for their child.  I know what it is like, being a parent as well as a teacher. I can't tell you how many times I've purchased materials that haven't worked. That is what I keep in mind when I design materials to use with my struggling (LD, dyslexic, ADHD, or gifted) students - whether they are in 1st grade, 5th grade, 8th grade, high school, or even adult students. I want to create materials that will work, that will improve their reading skills, writing skills, and spelling skills and be affordable at the same time. It truly is one of my passions. Each reading, writing, and spelling product is developed out of the needs of my students and is tested with them to be sure they work. We look at ease of usage and the results the reading, writing, and spelling materials produce. But, I don't want you to take my word for it. After all, I created the materials, although I am truly inspired when I create them, so I can't take total credit at all! What I would like to do is to share what Donna Morello has to say about our program here - our Awaken the Scholar Within Program where I coach you on how to help your children yourself and provide you with the reading, writing, and spelling materials to do so. Because I walk you through the materials - the program, holding your hand so to speak, they work. You are no longer alone just buying something and hoping it will work. With our Awaken the Scholar Within Program you have the opportunity to ask me your questions twice a week. You have every avenue of support available to you. Do yourself a favor and listen in to hear what Donna Morello and Janet Landerholm have to say. Donna Morello Janet Landerholm Awaken Your Scholar Within Today! Give our international office a call today: 530-888-0351

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

    July 15th, 2010
    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 not be available after that.
    You will hear:
    1. Case Studies
    2. A current client talk about her daughter and how this method has changed their lives.
    On the call you will learn:
    1. Why children and adults struggle with learning
    2. The Cone of Learning
    3. The 5 critical steps you need to help your child improve their skills
    4. The 6 activities you can do right now to help them improve their skills and still have fun.
    Especially for parents wanting to help their:
    1. Struggling learners
    2. Reluctant learners
    3. Learners that take a long time to complete their work
    4. Learners that are 'falling through the cracks'
    5. LD, Dyslexic, ADHD learners
    6. Gifted learners
    These activities work with kids of all ages - and even adults, too! Improve reading skills, writing skills, spelling skills, and math skills in minutes a day.
    Listen before the recording is taken down!
    Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

    Mid Summer Training – What You Can Do to Prepare Your Kids for School

    July 9th, 2010
    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 to help their child between now and when school starts back up. They realize it’s not too late to give their child a boost, but they also want to be sure they have an enjoyable rest of the summer. So, I decided to have a teleseminar where I will present information on summer activities to help your child's skills improve as well as activities rich in experiences and family time. I'm hosting a FREE Live Teleseminar on Wednesday July 14th at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, and 5 pm Pacific. Upon registering you will receive a FREE Handbook on the 5 things you can do to help your child over the summer. Those that attend live will receive a surprise FREE gift. Searching for Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child's Skills and Still Have Fun? FREE Live Teleseminar on Wednesday June 2nd at at 8 pm EST, 7 pm CST, 6 pm MST, and 5 pm PST. Space is limited. You can attend via phone or via internet! Reserve your Teleseminar line now at: Title: Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills and Still Have Fun Time: Wednesday, July 14th at 5:00pm Pacific Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast To attend, visit: Mid-Summer Training Call LD Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., is answering your questions about summer activities to help your child improve their skills. The teleseminar will be recorded; if you can't attend, you'll be able to listen later. Plus special surprise bonus just for registering! Those that attend live will receive another surprise FREE gift. Mid-Summer Training Call

    Searching for Mid-Summer Activities to Improve Your Child's Learning Skills and Still Have Fun?

    July 8th, 2010
    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, writing, and math skills and have fun at the same time. I'm hosting a FREE Live Teleseminar on Wednesday July 14th at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, and 5 pm Pacific. Upon registering you will receive a FREE Handbook on the 5 steps you can take to help your child over the summer even if they have a learning problem, LD, dyslexia. The activities and steps are for all age students - kindergarten through adults. Those that attend the Live Teleseminar will also receive a surprise FREE gift. And, of course, if you can’t make it live on the call, you will get access to the recording! Mid-Summer Training Call FREE Live Teleseminar on Wednesday July 14th at 8 pm Eastern, 7 pm Central, 6 pm Mountain, and 5 pm Pacific. Space is limited. You can attend via phone or via internet! Reserve your space for the Teleseminar now at: Title: Searching for Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Learning Skills and Still Have Fun? Time: Wednesday, July 14th at 5pm Pacific, 6 pm Mountain, 7 pm Central, 8 pm Eastern. Listening method: Phone + Web Simulcast To register, visit: Mid-Summer Training Call Learn About: 1. How to improve your child's reading, writing, and math skills in just 20 minutes a day 2. 5 steps you can take to help your child 3. Activities to do at home, in the yard, or in your neighborhood Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

    Paragraph Writing for Kids Using Graphic Organizers

    June 11th, 2010
    Paragraph writing can be daunting for kids, especially the first few times. Often teachers give an assignment to their students such as, "I want you to write a paragraph about..." Unfortunately many kids freeze up and just stare at their sheet of paper, unable to write anything. It's not that they haven't read a lot of paragraphs, but writing a paragraph is a whole other thing. Writing doesn't have to be so hard! There are easy ways to teach paragraph writing, using graphic organizers. Paragraph writing becomes as easy as putting a hamburger together. Their are a few key ideas to use with the graphic organizers and your kids will be on their way to paragraph writing with ease. Watch and see how easy paragraph writing can be. Order your graphic organizer study skills book, Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills today. Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET

    Stop the Summer Learning Slide With Grammar Game

    June 7th, 2010
    Summer stretches out before you. Your kids are excited about being out of school. However, it doesn’t take too long before your kids are claiming they are bored. So, to keep your kids interested over the summer, one of the easiest things to do is to provide fun learning games for your kids. Research has shown that when kids are not involved with learning activities over the summer, their skills don’t just stay where they were at the end of the school year. Instead, your kids lose ground and retention of what they learned over the prior school year. So, one thing you can do to prevent this learning slide, is to play learning games over the summer. Here is a Review of Bonnie Terry's learning grammar game The Sentence Zone written by Lori Seaborg of http://www.FreelyEducate.com: We are having a great time learning grammar. "What?!" you say, "You're having great time in grammar class?" Why, yes. That's exactly what I meant. Thanks to The Sentence Zone, a grammar game designed by Bonnie Terry Learning, grammar can not only be bright and colorful, but as much fun as a game of Monopoly. Here is how it works, as described by Bonnie Terry: If you're looking for a fun way to improve writing and grammar skills, this game is for you! For 2 to 6 players, grades 1st and up. Rules are easily mastered. The Sentence Zone can be played at six levels - from Level 1 in which the player builds a subject and verb sentence, to Level 6 in which the player builds complex sentences with independent and dependent clauses. With over 500 color coded cards, students are sure to be unique and entertaining every time. A great reinforcing individual activity where a player keeps track of his score from day to day, trying to top his previous score, or a great group activity where competition drives creativity and learning. It took me a little while to figure out The Sentence Zone. It wasn't a game that we could play right out of the box. But after reading the directions, and realizing the many directions the game could go, we got started learning our grammar and - enjoying - it! Since enjoyment leads the way to a love of learning, The Sentence Zone is a success in our home. ____________________ So, do yourself a favor, check out The Sentence Zone and Bonnie Terry's other reading game and math game too!
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