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5 Steps to Improve Reading Comprehension with Family Field Trips

August 15th, 2017 2017-08-02T02:49:11+00:00 2017-08-15T12:00:08+00:00 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.

Back to School Supplies

Back to School Supplies for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids

August 8th, 2017 2017-08-01T18:38:56+00:00 2017-08-08T12:30:39+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can back to school supplies really help with school success? School success depends on a number of characteristics: willingness to learn, attending classes regularly, asking questions, being attentive, doing and turning in assignments. One thing that strikes me here is the doing and turning in assignments characteristic. Studies have shown that students tend to do well in school when they have the tools they need handy. So, what are some of those ‘must have’ tools? Are there any ‘secret weapons’ so to speak that will really help your child succeed?

Back to School Tips

6 Back to School Tips for Dyslexia and ADHD Kids

August 1st, 2017 2017-08-01T18:31:20+00:00 2017-08-01T12:00:49+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Back to school tips: There are specific things you can do to make learning easier for your child with dyslexia or ADHD. Start off by letting your child know that you do remember some struggles from last year. What can you do differently this year?

Family Activity: Go to the Museum

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

July 24th, 2017 2017-08-01T22:55:32+00:00 2017-07-24T22:17:43+00:00 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.

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6 Fun Family Activities Prevent the Summer Slide!

July 19th, 2017 2017-07-24T18:12:50+00:00 2017-07-19T15:17:48+00:00 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.

Number Sense

Math Skills Improve with Math Game

July 13th, 2017 2017-07-13T22:39:09+00:00 2017-07-13T12:53:18+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
A great game to play during summer vacation to keep up you math skills is the Math Zone. Kids happily do more math with the game than if you give them a workbook to work in. I played The Math Zone with one of my students just the other day and we shot a video [...]
4th of July Family Activities: Improve Learning Skills

4th of July Family Activities Improve Learning Skills

July 2nd, 2017 2017-07-03T19:29:06+00:00 2017-07-02T22:13:50+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Participate in fun family activities on July 4th to improve learning skills. You can do some simple activities on July 4th and give your learning skills a boost. Relay races and games can and do build learning skills.

Number Sense Multiplication

Number Sense is Key to Learning Multiplication Facts

May 9th, 2017 2017-05-09T22:16:32+00:00 2017-05-09T21:30:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Number sense comes into learning and retention of multiplication facts in two different areas: The area of counting (by 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, and so on) and proportions (twice the size, three times the size, half the size, etc.) Doing concrete activities and counting activities will improve your ability to understand and retain your multiplication facts.

Number Sense

What is Number Sense? The Key to Improve Math Skills

May 3rd, 2017 2017-05-03T22:57:28+00:00 2017-05-03T00:13:51+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Number Sense is your sense of what numbers mean. What value does a number represent? Which number is bigger or smaller? Making comparisons is also part of number sense. Learn what number sense is and activities you can do to improve this sense.

Improve Reading Comprehension

5 Activities to Improve Comprehension Skills

April 26th, 2017 2017-04-27T01:09:02+00:00 2017-04-26T00:07:28+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Improve comprehension skills is the fifth component of reading instruction. Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Without comprehension, there is really no point to reading. Years ago I had a student that when she read aloud she sounded quite good. In fact, she sounded so good, I didn’t understand why I was seeing her. Then, I asked her questions about what she had read.

Improve Vocabulary

How to Teach and Improve Vocabulary

April 18th, 2017 2017-04-19T00:01:38+00:00 2017-04-18T12:00:28+00:00 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.

What is Fluency? How to Improve Reading Fluency

What is Fluency? How to Become a Fluent Reader in 5 Minutes a Day

April 11th, 2017 2017-04-12T06:42:44+00:00 2017-04-11T22:41:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Reading fluency is the speed and accuracy of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. In other words, a fluent reader has the ability to retrieve and read words automatically. Efficient readers are fluent readers. Multiple studies show that slow single word reading leads to both poor comprehension and frustration.

What is Phonics? A Key to Reading Intervention

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

April 4th, 2017 2017-04-12T01:06:03+00:00 2017-04-04T22:48:33+00:00 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.

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic Awareness Activities Improve Reading Skills

March 28th, 2017 2017-03-28T19:20:40+00:00 2017-03-28T16:25:48+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Phonemic awareness is a foundational skill that impacts one’s ability to read. 7 of the 9 areas of auditory processing impact phonemic awareness. This is because phonemic awareness is the ability to understand sound structure. Activities follow.

Dyslexia Treatment and Solutions

Dyslexia Treatment and Solutions

March 21st, 2017 2017-03-22T03:43:43+00:00 2017-03-21T12:00:25+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Best Practices for Dyslexia Treatment, Learning Disabilities, and Reading Problems. Best practices for improving reading skills also improve thinking and writing skills. Attention needs to be given to multiple areas to improve reading skills of those with dyslexia, learning disabilities, or those that have reading problems. Additionally, there is a hierarchy of instruction for improving reading skills. You will want to start with improving phonemic awareness and then incorporate phonics and fluency. As fluency starts to improve, you will add in the vocabulary and comprehension piece.