How to Teach Spelling Words

How to Teach Spelling Words

Spelling is an important skill to master because it helps improve both reading and writing skills.  Building a strong spelling foundation requires explicit and direct instruction and not long random spelling lists that kids are required to memorize.  By teaching our...
Kindergarten Reading Benchmarks

Kindergarten Reading Benchmarks

The Kindergarten school year is coming to an end and as a parent your thoughts are probably turning towards first grade.  Is your child ready for first grade reading? How do you know? On today’s post, I am going to share with you some important kindergarten reading...
What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

What is the Orton-Gillingham Approach?

The Orton-Gillingham approach is a method that is used to teach children with dyslexia, auditory processing, speech difficulties and other learning differences.  It is the very best evidence-based reading instruction for remediating reading, writing and spelling...
How to Improve Reading Fluency in Children

How to Improve Reading Fluency in Children

Reading fluency is one of those skills that a child needs to become a strong and independent reader.  The ability to read effortlessly, quickly, accurately, and with expression plays an essential role in becoming a competent reader.  If your child is struggling with...