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Brain-Body Connection: Movement and Learning

How does the brain-body connection affect overall learning skills? Most of us don’t think about learning skills in conjunction with the brain-body connection and movement. However, the brain-body connection and movement are very important to your ability to learn and master reading skills. The brain and body work together as a machine, one designed to…

Executive Function and Reading

“If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail.”– Benjamin Franklin Executive function is all about planning and organizing. It’s also your ability to strategize and pay attention to and remember details. Executive function also involves flexible thinking. This is used when you have an assignment, project, or problem that can be done in several…

Phonemic Awareness and Reading

What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds – phonemes – in spoken words. A phoneme is a unit of sound that distinguishes one word from another, for example, /b/, /k/, and /s/ in the words bat, cat, and sat. Phonemic awareness is critical to reading and…

Auditory Processing and Spelling

What is Auditory Processing? Have you ever heard a new word and tried to spell it? Doing this helps you to remember the new word. The process of reading new words is much easier than spelling new words. Reading is the process of decoding. Spelling is the process of encoding. These are two sides of…

Visual Discrimination and Reading

Visual Discrimination Visual discrimination is the ability to discern subtle similarities and differences visually. This is the process of seeing the details of what we are looking at. ​​What is the same? What is different? Shapes, sizes, and colors are details to be looked at. In regard to reading, when you see the details and…

Tactile-Kinesthetic Learning

What is tactile-kinesthetic learning? We all learn through hearing, seeing, and doing. Tactile-kinesthetic learning is the ability to make sense of the world through touch, movement, and doing. It’s the ability to identify, organize, and interpret the environment through touch and movement. Tactile and kinesthetic learners are able to understand and remember information better when…

10 Best Practices to Improve Reading Comprehension

When you use best practices for improving reading comprehension, it is easier to understand what you have read. Reading comprehension is the ability to understand, analyze, synthesize, and use what you have read. Continue reading to discover 10 best practices to improve reading comprehension.

Top 6 Reading Fluency Activities

Reading fluency is the speed or rate of reading without conscious attention to the mechanics of reading. A fluent reader has the ability to read and understand words automatically. They are able to more easily comprehend complete sentences and entire reading selections.

6 Benefits of Summer Reading Programs

Table of Contents The struggle is real when it comes to keeping your K-8th graders entertained and educated during the summer months! After all, there’s only so much Minecraft, swimming, and fort building one can handle. But fear not, summer reading programs have been saving summers for decades, offering fantastic benefits for your little ones.…

Sleeping Tips and Solutions for Sleep Problems

How to Adjust to the Time Change Table of Contents Overview Sleep problems can affect all of us and are especially difficult with the time change. Sleep is critical for our minds, memory, learning, and development. While sleeping, your brain organizes information, makes connections, and even solves problems. Sleeping tips and solutions can help you…

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