“TRUMP TOWER TOPS THE LIST AS THE MOST EXPENSIVE ADDRESS IN THE WORLD!” When Trump built his real estate empire, his goal was to have his name synonymous with the New York City posh lifestyle. At or about the same time, Shark Tank star and real estate millionaire, Barbara Corcoran, was building her own brand … Continue reading Sharky Reading Data
H – Have conversations. Language builds comprehension. A – A positive attitude nurtures change. P – Play indoor games that build memory, concentration, and recall. P – Play outside. Exercise and fresh air are brain-builders. Y – You are your child’s first teacher. N – Notice the world with your child and discuss. Build … Continue reading New Year’s Resolution
Hiring the right tutor is the first and most important step in helping your child. In a prior blog entitled, “Choosing a Reading Tutor,” I pointed out what you should look for when interviewing a tutor to make sure this is the right match for you and your child. This is a partnership, and you … Continue reading 10 Tips for a Terrific Tutoring Session
While working on the past tense verb,“ed,” with a first grader, I noticed this little girl was having difficulty understanding how “ed” could have three different sounds. For example, planted or landed both have the id sound added to the base word – (plant-ed) and (land-ed) while the word “hopped” sounds like a /t/ at … Continue reading What is Explicit Instruction?
“Relax!” Few things grate on my nerves more than being told to “relax” when frustrated or anxious. When someone tells you to calm down, does that work for you? I would think most people cannot relax on demand. Children lacking in self-regulation cannot be told to calm down; they need to be taught how to … Continue reading A “Mindfulness” Approach to Reading