Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

7 Ideas to Try When Kids Hate Reading: Encouraging Literacy

Some kids hate reading...gah, I sure did.  With a passion.  Was it my overlooked dyslexia and ADHD?  Was it that as a child who suffered a great trauma, I was never going to relate to stories about beavers, pigs, or dogs named after grocery stores?  I can count on one hand the books I read… Continue reading 7 Ideas to Try When Kids Hate Reading: Encouraging Literacy

Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

When you hear the term assessment in the general public it is often associated with the term standardized, which over the years has become quite the dirty word.  No student wants to think of themselves as 'standard'. No parents want their child judged solely on the results of a single morning's exam.  And, no teacher… Continue reading 5 Assessments That Will Rock Your Entire Homeschool Curriculum

homeschool, Learning Resources, Reading & Literacy

How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress

Over the summer I taught my five-year-old to read utilizing phonics.  Though I appreciate the expedient fluency that comes with reading with sight words, I believe every child should have a base knowledge of phonics before being taught solely to rely on memorization to read.  There is far more freedom in developing an understanding of… Continue reading How To Teach Your Child to Read Without Stress

Reading & Literacy

The Whipping Boy & Bullying:: 3rd to 6th Grade Focus Study

Our Troubling Perspective I have discussed before my stepson, B, and his struggle with his one-dimensional perspective on human behavior. Like with many young boys, there are good people and there are bad people. It's a concept as old as time. There are cowboys and there are indians. There are cops and there are robbers.… Continue reading The Whipping Boy & Bullying:: 3rd to 6th Grade Focus Study