Blog Category - General


Intensive Support - Its Application in Teaching Reading

Today in browsing an article from an education publication, I came across the term intensive support having to do with aniticpating and responding to an expected flood of challenges with autism in the future. Having a daughter with special needs, (down syndrome), in our family, this term …
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Reading Fluency and Phonics Instruction

There is more and more emphasis on fluency as research shows that it is a necessary precursor to reading comprehension. In educational language, “fluency” is a buzz-word that gets thrown around with great weight.  What is fluency?  Reading fluency encompasses …
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Silent Movie Prompts Teaching Reading Reflection

A recent Friday night video at our house happened to be a 1929 oldie, "Wings" with Jack Powell. The cultural experience of watching a silent film is perspective-tilting to me. This particular Air Force story was to have happened in 1917. The clothes, cars, buildings and historical scenes …
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Sharing Literacy With Others

My parents live close by, just up the street. We very much enjoy that fact, finally able to share more of life than we did for years while in different states. One of many things they share with us, my own family, is their daily newspaper. When finished reading, they …
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Friend Cares About Success With Reading Skills

As frequently happens, I had a phone conversation last week with a person concerned for their fellow employee needing improved reading skills in order to go any further in her line of work and leadership. Other than being challenged with the written word, she was the ideal person for her …
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Motivating Kids for School and Reading

Hello everyone!  We are so excited to have our blog up and are anxious to share information and resources with you.  Well, it is that time again. I am shopping for school supplies, filling out student information sheets, and desperately trying to get my kids back in the habit of …
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