Although English is a phonetic language, there are still schools of thought that want children to memorize a certain number of words by the time they finish kindergarten. Some people would argue and say that it couldn’t hurt, or it is part of a “Balanced Literacy” program. But I would say it is actually extremely … Continue reading Are Sight Words Detrimental for Beginner Readers?
For all the language and word lovers who enjoyed my prior post, “Queer Language to Clear Language,” here is another one written along a similar vein. It seems as though the English language delights as well as baffles us. Singular and plural nouns can be really challenging for someone learning the English language. Should I … Continue reading More Queer Language
Why do some people reach their goals and others do not? Many people are under the assumption that willpower is necessary to achieve what we want. On the contrary, willpower often creates stress and causes us to focus on what we cannot or should not do. It is much better to focus on what we … Continue reading Weight Watchers and Essay Writing: A Structured Approach
“I don’t understand this.” “I can’t remember what happened.” “Why do I have to read this again and again?” “I hate this book.” “This is so stupid.” Have you heard your child complain about reading, homework, and studying? Have you met with your child’s teacher and heard comments such as: “X doesn’t pay attention to … Continue reading Maybe it IS a Reading Comprehension Problem
Doesn’t it seem as though parents and children can look at a messy room and see the same thing differently? In my mind, I am thinking to myself, “Why does this have to sit on the floor? Doesn’t it bother you? How long does it take to just put it away or throw the clothes … Continue reading Messy Thinking?