Teaching Children With Down Syndrome to Read - Homeschool Tips

Our sixteen-year-old attended her first day of high school last week. She counted down the days for three weeks. Fortunately, she came home saying it was great, fantastic, and wonderful. She spends about half her day in Special Ed. classrooms, and the other half in regular classes. …
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National Right to Read Foundation Recommends Reading Programs

The National Right to Read Foundation recommends both our ages 4-9 reading program, Discover Intensive Phonics for Yourself and the ages 10-adult reading program Reading Horizons. Along with roughly 30 other reading programs, both versions of our program are suggested, and …
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Reading is Fundamental in Homeschool Curriculum

Homeschooling or educating at home is undoubtedly on the minds of many parents around the country at this time of year. Whether reluctant to send children to public schools for the first time or once again, these are tough decisions for many people. An article in the New Observer of North …
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John Rosemond: Phonics Programs Help Young Readers

Here's an article in the July 11, 2010 Seattle Times addressing a question many parents of young children are asking about reading programs, especially as a new school year approaches. John Rosemond advises that a phonics-based approach is essential. He also adds: By the way, I …
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Reading to Children: Awareness of Importance Growing

Here is an article published in the New York Times about a new ad campaign recently launched. President Obama is promoting reading to children by sharing the book Where the Wild Things Are to a group of children here:
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Is Your Parenting Style Affecting Your Child’s School Performance?

Is Your Parenting Style Affecting Your Child’s School Performance?

What type of parent are you? Do you ever wonder how your parenting style is impacting your child/children? By looking at recent research from Professor Mark Cummings of the University of Notre Dame, you can see how your parenting style is impacting your child’s school performance …
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Ramona Reading Activities for Beginning Readers

Last night some of our family watched the new movie Ramona and Beezus, which is based on the books by Beverly Cleary. This author was one of the first I ever really took note of in grade school. I still feel a certain familiarity with her as though she were a personal friend, and it' …
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Free Webinar for Reading Teachers - PORTAL, Hallmark and Randy Feldman

Coming up this August 12th is a free webinar for reading teachers offered by Reading Horizons entitled "My Road to The Reading Room: an Examination of Today's Storytelling in Popular Entertainment" with Randy Feldman. Randy Feldman has been a Hollywood movie and television writer for …
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Take the Unplugged Challenge with Reading Activities

The August issue of the Family FunMagazine came today, and I liked Jennifer King Lindley's "The Great Unplugged Challenge". Looking at the statistics put out by the Kaiser Family foundation showing a child's daily media use averaging now a whopping 7 and 1/2 hours, she makes a great point: …
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More Summer Reading Activities

As I see the homeschooling groups share ideas for summer reading, as well as lots of other information they pass along, I imagine many other families would appreciate similar tips. Here are just a few: 1. Of course, Reading Horizons tops my list. See Reading Horizon Resources for free …
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