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Dec
26
2010

Common SAT Errors Students Make (and How to Avoid Them)

Guest Post By Miriam Holt, Academic Advisor Math Answering a question that the problem didn’t ask This error is extremely common because the SAT often asks students to find values that are tangentially related to what a normal person would expect the answer to be,*and* the expected answer is nearly always included as one of the answer choices.  …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsDos and Don’ts in Writing College Application EssaysHow to [...]

Oct
22
2010

Great Guest Post Video on Phonics by Mr. Throne

I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to present phonics to children.  If you have a beginning reader watch this fun phonics video together. Related Posts:What is a blend?How to Encourage a Struggling LearnerFive Ways to Motivate ReadersWhat Good Readers Do:Reading Strategies for Beginners

Jul
19
2010

What Good Readers Do:

Guest Post by Julie Niles Petersen: Fresh out of the master’s program in reading, I created a list of things good readers do. The list was to be used with my students in my new reading specialist position. This list included: Preview the text. Activate your background knowledge. Set a purpose for reading. (What do you want to …Related Posts:Five Ways to Motivate ReadersWhat is a blend?Helping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter [...]

Jun
24
2010

There is NO such thing as ‘Privacy’ on Facebook:

If you seriously believe that anything you put on Facebook is private, you’re living on a different planet.  Facebook and any other form of social media communication and even e-mails are not private.  Just ask all those CEOs whose e-mails have been subpoenaed for court cases or the teens who threatened to harm someone at …Related Posts:How to Study Vocabulary and Ace Standardized TestsUse the Telephone & Improve Relationships with Parents & StudentsCommon SAT Errors [...]

May
10
2010

Ways to Use Writer’s Notebooks

  Writer’s notebooks are typically used in the classroom to house ideas, favorite quotes, and just general nuggets of information.  At any time, the information within these notebooks may be turned into a writing piece.  I like to encourage my own children to view writing as a fun, active form of communication.  I also like to encourage …Related Posts:Essay writing tipsMinimal Marking: A Humane and Practical ApproachYour Child’s Writing LifeWays To Raise a WriterHow To Memorize [...]

Apr
29
2010

Setting Up A Home Library

Are you familiar with We Teach? Amy, the founder of teachmama where she shares ways she sneaks learning into every day with her family, being the awesome teachmama that she is, created We Teach a couple of months ago. It is growing by leaps and bounds! We Teach is a place where parents and educators …Related Posts:Book Review The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens Five Ways to Read with Your ToddlerSomeday by Allison McGheeBooks that [...]

Apr
24
2010

Helping Your Child Choose a “Just Right” Book

Often times parents have difficulty determining if a book is at the right reading level for their child.  When in doubt, I recommend using the Five Finger Rule.                                       The Five Finger Rule Have your child choose a book he wants to read. Ask your child to open to a page in the middle of the book and …Related Posts:Making and Choosing the Right BooksHelping Your Child Transition from Easy Readers to Chapter BooksTales From [...]

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