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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.

Thanksgiving Activities for Kids

Thanksgiving activities are a perfect way to spend time with your kids, have mindful moments, design crafts, and create memories that will last a lifetime. Remember to take pictures and put them in a family album! We have five different Thanksgiving activities that are perfect to pick and choose what works for your family. Plus, download our free Thanksgiving memory matching game activity.

10 Spelling Activities for Any Word List

Looking for a method to the madness of learning to spell? Take a look at Scholar Within’s spelling program. We teach spelling through spelling patterns with systematic step-by-step video lessons and hands-on activities. Learn More Spelling activities can make spelling practice a bit more fun and can help with spelling problems. Spelling problems can happen because…

Parent-Teacher Conference Questions

Parent-teacher conferences are the perfect time for you to ask questions and to get a report from your child’s teacher. This is your opportunity to discuss what you see at home, as well as what the teacher sees at school. Many kids are still behind due to COVID-19 disrupting learning. Studies are showing that students on average could have…

Reading and Spelling: Decoding and Encoding

How are Reading and Spelling Connected? Reading and spelling are two sides of the same coin. In order to do one part well, you need the other part. In order to read, you need to decode (sound out) words. In order to spell, you need to encode words. In other words, to spell, you need…

Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary are Connected Going back to my first year of teaching, I found that reading comprehension was impacted directly by vocabulary. I had a student that could read beautifully and fluently, but when asked what it was that she read, she went blank. When you don’t understand a word, or how it…

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…

Auditory Processing Activities

Auditory processing is one of the three ways we learn. We learn by hearing (auditory processing), seeing (visual processing), and doing (tactile-kinesthetic processing). Good listening skills are needed to make learning easier. You may have heard of auditory processing disorder (CAPD or APD). The following behaviors are symptoms of APD: Difficulty hearing speech in noisy…

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…

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