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Missed Deadlines and Lost Assignments- How to Get Kids Organized.

There are obviously a lot of aspects that factor into academic success, the largest being the ability to understand the material. However, time and time again I come across students who understand the material perfectly, but still have low grades. Further...

Teaching Kids to Read Part 3- Flip Book Activity

Once your child is somewhat comfortable sounding out words on the letter board and recognizing some basic words like “dog” and “cat,” it's time to start introducing the common patterns in English. Particularly, that certain letter combinations almost always make the...

Teaching Kids to Read Part 2- Sounding Out Words

As your child builds confidence in figuring out which letters make up different words (see previous post here), it’s time to start teaching sounds. They have probably already started noticing what sounds are made by some letters, just through memorizing the words...

Teaching Kids To Read Part 1- Letter Recognition

For the past year or so, I’ve been teaching a set of twins to read and speak in English. They’re ESL, or learning English as a second language. A lot of the early work I did focused on understanding spoken English. But now they’re learning to read, and I figured that...