The Brain – Processing Patterns and Learning to Read

Our brains are programmed to perceive patterns.  Many people enjoy puzzles, whether they are jigsaw puzzles or manipulative puzzles or Sudoku puzzles. They all involve patterns. Art often uses patterns. Architecture and landscaping often follow patterns and they are more pleasing to the eye when certain patterns are followed to achieve visual balance. Math follows … Continue reading The Brain – Processing Patterns and Learning to Read

Teaching Your Child to Read – Get a Head Start Right Now

Have you decided to teach your child how to read? Looking for an effective and easy method to teach reading? Rainbow Resource Center is now selling Sound Bytes Reading at a discounted price to homeschooling families--so if you've been meaning to pick this book up to teach your beginning reader or your struggling reader, check them … Continue reading Teaching Your Child to Read – Get a Head Start Right Now

Learning to Write – Teaching Grammar – Verbs

One of the problems children have with writing (besides poor spelling) is difficulty with conventions, basic grammar, and English usage.  If we teach writing with the same step-by-step approach that we should be using when we teach reading, we may be able to eliminate some of the problems our students carry with them into middle … Continue reading Learning to Write – Teaching Grammar – Verbs

Teaching Beginning Reading – Reading Comprehension

What is reading comprehension? Reading comprehension means that students comprehend or understand the meaning of what they are reading.  This is why we read in the first place—so that we can learn about something from someone who is not physically present—through the medium of print.  How do we teach reading comprehension?  When teaching beginning readers, … Continue reading Teaching Beginning Reading – Reading Comprehension

What Is A Good Reading Program—How Should We Teach Reading?

Landmark research was conducted on reading instruction by The National Reading Panel from 1997-2000.  Their job was to analyze the research on reading and to discover what was most effective in teaching children to read. This study resulted in the Report of The National Reading Panel, Teaching Children to Read: An Evidence-Based Assessment of the … Continue reading What Is A Good Reading Program—How Should We Teach Reading?