What Causes Problems with Spelling

Coming Soon — At-Home and Online Spelling Program with Phonics. Join the waitlist to be the first to know when the program is available. Many children and even adults have problems and difficulties with spelling. Spell check can often only get you so far. Sometimes spell check cannot even tell what word it is you…

10 Back-to-School Supplies: The Ultimate List

This year is looking quite a bit different from previous years. That does not mean you can’t set your kids up for success! Having the right back-to-school supplies can make the difference. Use our supplies list to get your year off to a great start. What Can You Do to Get Your Kids Off to…

Summer Learning Loss and COVID-19

Summer learning loss during COVID-19 is something we should all be aware of. You know as well as I know how your kids have struggled this spring with the schools shut down. On top of that, though, a new study in the American Education Research Journal that was published this week states that 52% of…

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 task of reading new words is much easier than spelling new words. Reading words is the process of decoding. Spelling is the process of encoding. These are two sides…

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.

Best Practices for Teaching Phonics

Phonics is the ability to pair individual sounds with a visual symbol (letters). This method is frequently used to teach reading. Phonics teaches the sounds that letters or groups of letters make when spoken. Phonics is the process of matching sounds to letters. Reading experts refer to this as the alphabetic principle. This process is…

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