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​

Digital Books

Greetings, If you follow me on social media then you've already seen the digital book that I just released for beginning readers.  This book focuses on the short vowel, a. The book has 38 words and falls between the 10L-200L range.  This short book will assist your child in building fluency and decoding CVC and … Continue reading Digital Books

Decreasing Screen Time

Turning off devices is the key to developing healthy and active children. Year after year, I see an increase in children who are unable to focus in class, complete assigned tasks for more than 20 min., and sit still in the classroom. Not because it’s not engaging... Not because they’ve been diagnosed with a learning … Continue reading Decreasing Screen Time

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