Effective Spelling Strategies​

Hey Village, By now, you've gotten into the groove of school and have some sort of routine set up.  I bet you are rocking it out! Even though you're doing an excellent job with your child, I wanted to send an email to assist you. If your child is in grades K-3rd, he/she is probably … Continue reading Effective Spelling Strategies​

Sight words & Reading

There is a push in lower grades for children to memorize the list of sight words that are comparable to their grade level.   Sight words are frequently used words in a text that students recognize instantly without sounding them out.  They account for about 75% of words that beginning readers see in a book, and … Continue reading Sight words & Reading

Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

When planning a meaningful lesson, one of the first things you should ask yourself is, “What’s the end result and how can my students make a real-world connection after the lesson is finished?” There is a difference between mastering content and meaningful content. About a month ago, one of my students (at my tutoring center) … Continue reading Mastering Content or Meaningful Content

Life-giving and life-changing

The totality of education isn't just about grades.  It's about being intentional and creating life-long learners that understand who they were called to be. One of the most stressful times in the school year for a parent is when report cards are released. Your heart is pounding nonstop, you start giving yourself a pep talk, … Continue reading Life-giving and life-changing

Reading VS Recall

As an educator, one of the hardest things to communicate to a parent is, “Your child has a deficit in,” especially when the parent is confident in the child’s ability to read. As a Reading Specialist, it’s my job to make sure I educate my parents about their child's deficit, and to empower and equip … Continue reading Reading VS Recall