Category Archives for "PHONICS, READING & SPELLING"

Multi-Sensory Learning (+ Free Download)

By Marilee Senior | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

High Five to Multi-Sensory Learning. Wordy’s Phonogram High Five is a great reminder to use multi-sensory learning tools when  teaching children.  Instruction is far more effective when  all modalities of learning are used:auditory (hearing)visual (seeing)tactile (touching)kinesthetic (body movement)​Multi-Sensory Learning ModalitiesUse these 5 points throughout the day to bring awareness to phonograms and how to incorporate multi-sensory learning while teaching them.  […]

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Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

By Marilee Senior | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

It IS the responsibility of teachers to teach reading and writing. But what a privilege for parents to be the first, foremost, and most influential teacher of these skills. We can go beyond our culture’s message of simply reading TO our children in preparation for these ‘professionals,’ and take our children on a fun-filled journey of learning early reading skills. (click title to read more)

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Commas Can Save Lives

By Marilee Senior | PHONICS, READING & SPELLING

​ Lets eat grandma. Oh, dear, where is the comma headed?A recent U.K Daily Mail headline read, “The death of the comma? U.S. academic claims punctuation mark could be abolished from English language with ‘little loss of clarity’ (my emphasis).”Little loss of clarity???? OK, Professor McWhorter,ditch the commas. Are you perfectly clear on this writer’s […]

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