First Grade Reading Benchmarks

First Grade Reading Benchmarks

The first grade school year is coming to an end, and as a parent your thoughts are probably turning towards second grade.  Is your child ready for second grade reading? How can you be sure? On today’s post, I am going to discuss some really important first grade...
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...