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SWR Learning Logs – Part 2

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We’re continuing to answer the common questions our SWR users have about the Learnings Logs.

Did you miss Part One of our SWR Learning Logs series? You’ll want to start there.

Formatted Ready-made Learning Log vs. a Blank Composition Book

Q: Can we simply use a blank composition book or paper instead of buying the SWR Learning Logs?

A: You could use a blank composition book ...

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SWR Learning Logs – Part 1

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The Learning Log is one of the most important tools in the Spell to Write and Read approach. The student builds his own “text book,” his own personalized primer for spelling entirely from guided teacher dictation. As the captain of a ship logs information about his travels, so the student will record information he learns about the English language. In his Learning Log your student ...

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Update on SWR Android Mobile App

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We have an update about our SWR app for Android!

As you may know, the SWR Phonograms app from the Google Play Store has had some issues for the past several months. (Thank you to those that have let us know about this!) Those pesky bugs proved quite troublesome for our app developer, so a different but updated version has been ...

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End of the Year – Part Two

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Did you miss Part One of our End-of-the-Year series? Read it now.

You’ve been busy teaching your Language Arts lessons all year. Now you are faced with the challenge of determining how well your student has done. Where are you? What needs to improve? What could you celebrate? Let’s look at several ways that you can objectively measure your student’s progress this year.

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End of the Year – Part One

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Ah, summer sun, popsicles, time at the pool, and school books set aside for the summer. It’s that time again when teachers are preparing to wrap up their lessons in anticipation of the much-needed summer break. How does an SWR teacher know she’s covered enough material? What kind of assessments can she use to measure the student’s progress for the year? Let’s look at ...

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SWR Spelling Rules – Part Two

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Did you miss Part 1 in the SWR Spelling Rules series? Read it now.

Let’s continue by discussing the learning process for the SWR Spelling Rules. Some teachers make the mistake of handing the student the list of the rules, having him memorize them, and then calling the learning process “done.” This is not how true learning takes place, and it certainly won’t translate ...

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