How to Teach Cursive Before Fine Motor Control Develops

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Child Learning cursive

You have a little one that’s eager to learn to read and write, and you’ve heard that teaching cursive from the beginning is developmentally more appropriate. But your child doesn’t hold a pencil correctly yet or even write. How can you teach him cursive penmanship?

You will want to follow the same pattern that your child used for learning other body movements: start ...

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6 Options for Providing Context During Spelling Dictation

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6 OptionsYou’re teaching a new spelling word, using full spelling dictation. You present the new word, but now you need to provide context for that word so the student knows what it means.Sometimes he needs help differentiating between this word and another one that sounds like it (e.g. meat vs. meet). Following are six options for providing some variety in your ...

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A New Way to Think About Spelling & Reading Instruction

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A common misconception about teaching spelling is that the student simply needs to learn which letters to use and in which order to list them when writing a word. It is also assumed that once a child can learn to decode words* reading has been taught. Both are far from accurate.

Words are part of a language, and they not only have meaning, but they change meaning depending on how they are used ...

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Announcing a New Product for SWR

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WG Worksheets A-M and N-Z

We’re so pleased to announce that we have a new supplemental product available to use with Spell to Write and Read. We’ve developed Enrichment Activity Worksheets that coordinate with The Wise Guide to help busy teachers be more effective in lesson planning. Their students now have the opportunity to work with and experience the spelling words in ...

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SCOPE Conference

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This weekend I’ll be at the SCOPE & CHEA 27th Annual Homeschool Conference & Curriculum Fair in the Sacramento area. The dates are June 11-13, 2015. It promises to be an exciting weekend with an entire full day added to the schedule. We’ll be at William Jessup University, a new location for this conference.

Come visit me in booth #3, mention our new ...

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