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Reading Activity to Improve Reading Fluency

4 Easy Activities to Improve Reading Skills (Part 1)

November 29th, 2016 2016-11-29T21:30:49+00:00 2016-11-29T12:00:55+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

There are 4 easy activities to improve reading skills that take just a few minutes a day to improve reading. Reading drills to improve reading fluency in 5 minutes a day. Improve spelling and learn the 8 different spelling patterns we use to make words. Improve reading comprehension by playing a reading comprehension game.

Best Homework Help Resources and Websites

April 12th, 2012 2016-03-16T22:29:53+00:00 2012-04-12T13:26:11+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Homework Help: Why do so many kids struggle with math, especially Algebra? Teachers often move fast in math to cover the curriculum. Unfortunately kids don’t always have each concept solid before they have to move on to the next concept. Math just keeps getting harder. Kids that struggle with algebra never got a solid foundation […]

Improve Learning Reading Skills Easily

October 30th, 2010 2010-10-30T12:19:41+00:00 2010-10-30T12:19:41+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

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

July 30th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25+00:00 2010-07-30T13:32:47+00:00 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” […]

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

July 27th, 2010 2010-07-27T16:07:30+00:00 2010-07-27T16:07:30+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

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

July 19th, 2010 2010-07-19T12:40:42+00:00 2010-07-19T12:40:42+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

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

July 15th, 2010 2010-07-15T13:52:37+00:00 2010-07-15T13:52:37+00:00 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+00:00 2010-07-09T15:13:54+00:00 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+00:00 2010-07-08T19:29:15+00:00 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, […]

Paragraph Writing for Kids Using Graphic Organizers

June 11th, 2010 2010-06-11T13:24:14+00:00 2010-06-11T13:24:14+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Stop the Summer Learning Slide With Grammar Game

June 7th, 2010 2010-06-07T21:45:12+00:00 2010-06-07T21:45:12+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

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 […]

Parents Improve Your Kid’s Reading Over the Summer

June 5th, 2010 2010-06-05T19:01:45+00:00 2010-06-05T19:01:45+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can you as a parent really improve your child’s reading fluency over the summer? Reading fluency training is one of the easiest things for parents to do to improve their child’s reading and it can be done in just 5 minutes a day.  Summer is the perfect time for parents to implement a reading fluency […]

6 Must-do Learning Games & Activities For the Summer

June 3rd, 2010 2010-06-03T16:48:26+00:00 2010-06-03T16:48:26+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Can you do your own summer learning program? Should you do your own summer learning program? Fact: More than half of the achievement gap present in 9th grade between lower- and higher-income children can be explained by summer learning loss. Make Learning Stick with learning games and reading fluency training over the summer. There are […]

Searching for Summer Activities to Improve Your Child’s Skills and Still Have Fun?

May 28th, 2010 2016-02-25T00:47:20+00:00 2010-05-28T19:56:47+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Summer is quickly approaching and as you know, it is the perfect time to give your child a boost in their learning skills, but you also want to have fun… Join Bonnie’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 […]

How to Help Your Child Improve Their Reading, Writing, & Math Skills in 20 Minutes a Day

March 10th, 2010 2010-03-10T18:33:55+00:00 2010-03-10T18:33:55+00:00 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, Writing, and Math Help in 20 Minutes a Day: Private Training Call Is Tonight

March 9th, 2010 2010-03-09T15:52:38+00:00 2010-03-09T15:52:38+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Parents Are Tuning in and Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day! The disturbing  realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]

Sloppy Handwriting? Quick Teaching Handwriting Tip

March 4th, 2010 2016-11-03T17:36:07+00:00 2010-03-04T12:38:31+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry
I have had several questions regarding teaching handwriting or penmanship. There are several things you can do to help your child with sloppy handwriting. One of the most basic tips for teaching good handwriting or penmanship is to hold the pencil correctly. I never imagined all the different ways kids could and do hold their pencils [...]

Give Your Child a 2 – 4 Year Reading & Writing Advantage Today

February 24th, 2010 2010-02-24T20:50:03+00:00 2010-02-24T20:50:03+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

“FACT – Some Parents Are Giving Their Children A 2 To 4 Year Learning Advantage In Reading, Writing And Math In Just 20 Minutes A Day!” The alarming realization that your child is struggling at school, followed by frustration of not knowing why, and the “is there anything you can do about it” often leads […]

Poetry Writing Through the Colors: The Sentence Zone

February 9th, 2010 2010-02-09T17:54:37+00:00 2010-02-09T17:54:37+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Our kids often get assignments where they have to write a poem, and they often struggle with it. Poetry writing is not always the easiest thing to do, especially when you have LD, dyslexia, or ADHD. Even gifted kids can struggle with poetry writing. It doesn’t matter if you are homeschooling or in a public […]

SAT Prep with Grammar Game The Sentence Zone

January 30th, 2010 2016-10-30T06:26:57+00:00 2010-01-30T17:37:56+00:00 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 [...]

Learn Spelling – Teach Spelling With the Spelling Patterns

January 19th, 2010 2010-01-19T13:13:56+00:00 2010-01-19T13:13:56+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

Need help with spelling? Teaching spelling or learning how to spell doesn’t have to be daunting even if you have a learning disability, dyslexia, or are even gifted. And, yes, even gifted kids sometimes struggle with spelling. Spelling problems are typically due to areas of auditory processing that aren’t working as effeciently as they should […]

How to Improve Reading and Memory Skills and Still Have Fun

January 7th, 2010 2015-01-24T00:58:25+00:00 2010-01-07T19:44:54+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

What can you do during the winter weather to help your kids improve their skills? This question is a frequent one for me. Parents are always interested in helping their kids, but it is sometimes hard to stay motivated, especially during the winter months. The following activities work well with all kids, whether they have […]

A Parent’s ABC’s of ADHD

December 29th, 2009 2009-12-29T20:33:56+00:00 2009-12-29T20:33:56+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

I just read this by Lindsey Petersen of 5kidswdisabilities and thought you would all appreciate it. It rings true for so many parents, not just those of ADHD kids. Hope you enjoy… The ABCs of ADHD December 27, 2009 by 5kidswdisabilities The ABCs of ADHD/ADD I’ve read the articles and books on ADHD.  I know […]

Does My Child Have Dyslexia?

December 16th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:21:04+00:00 2009-12-16T19:11:46+00:00 Bonnie Terry Bonnie Terry Learning Bonnie TerryBonnie Terry

So many parents ask me that question. I get that question from parents that homeschool as well as those that don’t. Sometimes I even get that question from parents of gifted children. Yes, even gifted children can and often do have areas of perception that aren’t working as efficiently as they should and could and […]

Reading Help & Phonics Help for Older Students

November 18th, 2009 2017-02-16T01:27:18+00:00 2009-11-18T18:13:27+00:00 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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