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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, has dyslexia, or ADHD. There are no favorites to homework help issues. Check out 3 possible causes to those homework reading issues There are actually 3 Roadblocks to Learning Reading. Whether your child has dyslexia, has an identified learning disability, is falling through the cracks at school or is even gifted… understanding what is interfering with their learning reading skills makes the difference in reading success or reading failure.
Parent's First Steps to Homework HelpI was speaking with a parent earlier today that is concerned about her daughter's homework and schoolwork. Her daughter struggles with writing assignments and math. She was interested in finding a tutor for her. I explained that might be what they need, but what is needed first is to understand why her daughter is struggling with writing and with math. If you don't know what is interfering with her learning you may do all kinds of good things for her but not end up addressing the underlying cause of her struggles. That is why we go through an assessment first, to identify what is going on - why is her daughter struggling. We learn 3 ways, by hearing, seeing, and doing. Within each of those areas there are 9 subcategories that affect learning. Having a problem in one, two, or more areas of auditory, visual, or tactile/kinesthetic processing affects how your child does their homework. These areas are learned skills so they can be improved, once you know what they are. Improving the underlying causes of your child's learning struggles improves their skills for life, making homework help a thing of the past. To find out more about the 3 Roadblocks to Learning Reading, see Homework Struggles? Or Homework Wars published a few weeks ago.
Additional resources for you on homework help with writing and study skills problems:Why Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Writing? Struggling With Note-Taking, Reading Comprehension & Listening Comprehension? Parent friendly materials to use to improve Reading, Writing, Spelling, English, and Math Skills
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Learning Reading Help Can Be Divided into 3 CategoriesThere are actually 3 Roadblocks to Learning Reading, 3 Roadblocks to Learning Writing, and 6 roadblocks to Learning Spelling. Whether your child has dyslexia, has an identified learning disability, is falling through the cracks at school or is even gifted… understanding what is interfering with their learning reading skills makes the difference in reading success or reading failure. 3 Roadblocks to Learning Reading. 1. Learning Reading: Phonics Related Problem This is the type of problem where it is almost ‘painful’ to listen to your child read. This happens more frequently with children in the primary grades, although older children can also have this difficulty. This first roadblock to reading success is phonics related. Phonics reading problems are when a child ‘jumbles’ or mispronounces the words as they are trying to decode (the ability to sound out printed words) or encode (the ability to put letters to the sounds that make up a word). You have no idea what the word is that they are trying to read until you look at it yourself. 2. Learning Reading: Fluency/Visual Tracking Problem This is when you listen to your child read the selection doesn’t make any sense to you. You know something must be missing. The second reading roadblock to reading success is where it takes your child what seems like forever to read the sentence or they have skipped, omitted, or repeated words when reading. They may even re-read the whole selection and still not get meaning from it because they have missed bits and pieces of what they have read. This fluency problem happens quite often with children of all ages, from 1st grade to adults. Over the years I have found that most students that have reading problems or are 'reluctant readers' have fluency/visual tracking problems that interfere with their reading. 3. Learning Reading: Lack of Language or Vocabulary Problem This is when your child reads and you know they don’t understand the meaning of the words they are reading.This prevents comprehension or being able to understand what you read. Many children don’t have a large base of language or vocabulary. This happens often due to poor visual memory or auditory memory skills. This makes reading comprehension difficult. This problem may not be noticeable until the 4th grade and above due to the relatively common vocabulary that is used in reading material for younger students. There are solutions to each of these roadblocks to learning reading skills.
Top Education Advice Blogs to FollowIt is often hard to find who to go to to get advice and special ed questions answered. What if you could find the top education experts all in one place? There is now a list of the 100 top education advice blogs worth subscribing too. I was just informed that such a list exists...and I'm on it. The list includes many advice blogs related to getting into college as well as student success. But it also includes blogs that help you with struggling students and students with learning disabilities or dyslexia.
What type of Education Advice Blogs are on the list?Each of these advice blogs give you the best cutting edge information on education. The list put out by CollegeScholarship.org includes blogs addressing:
- struggling students
- writing essays
- test prep advice
- college prep
- college admissions
- high school success
- college success
- college applications
This email just came in announcing the 100 Education Advice blogs...and I thought I'd share it.Looking for not only good but great education advice? Many parents and high school students often seek advice regarding what to do and how to prepare their children for college. What do you do when you are a struggling learner and want to get your skills up so you can get into college? What do you need to know to prepare for the SAT test? What do you need to know when you are trying to figure out financing college? What do you do to prepare for entering college? What is the first year like? Adjustment problems during the first semester? These blogs cover those topics and more. I wanted to let you know that CollegeScholarship.org just posted an article with the top 100 education advice blogs in it. You'll notice a familiar one at number 21. That's right...Reading, Writing, & Math Help for Dyslexia is number 21 on the list of the top 100 education blogs to follow!
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 McGoldKaren, 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
I’m interested in a couple of your products. Regarding the Spelling Sense book 1, what ages is this appropriate for? How are the words arranged and how many do you give weekly? I have tried a word family approach with my 9 year old ( just turned 9). He’ll do fine for that week and the next week, but after that he can’t remember them. Do you have any suggestions?
Also, we just found out he has a visual processing disorder and recently began vision therapy. We are doing vision therapy homework each day. I’m wondering about your “How to improve reading in 5 minutes a day” to see if that would help as well. Or I am thinking that maybe I should wait on it and focus just on vision therapy at the present time. What are your thoughts?
Hi Leah,The Making Spelling Sense book covers the 500 most frequently used words. That is a basic vocabulary for 1st - 3rd. The Making Spelling Sense II carries on from there and gets into prefixes, suffixes, and root words which is a 4th - 6th level. I would start with the first one to give him a solid foundation. There are about 10 - 12 words per list. The Five Minutes to Better Reading will actually augment the vision therapy you are doing as it also works on visual tracking at the same time as visual closure and fluency. You only do it for 5 minutes a day. Here is a link to a video where I'm using it with a student. How to Improve Reading in 5 Minutes a Day
I hope this has been helpful.
Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET