Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Marion Blank’

Ask Reading Kingdom: What was a turning point in your life?

Significant life events like learning to read play an important role in molding the person you become later in life. Charity (Educator) asks: What was a turning point in your life? Please share one, and reflect on how things changed.  Thanks in advance, Reading Kingdom! Dr. Marion Blank answers: Many people ask me when my interest in reading began. That…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Visual Processing Problems

Recently, Dr. Marion blank discussed visual processing problems that occur as children learn to read, how to identify them, and effective practices that can be put into place to provide a remedy.  In the article, Reading Kingdom mentions a common problem that creates visual processing issues is pointing at each word while reading. She goes on to explain that “As…

The Reading Kingdom program: Making Moms happy!

All parents want their children to excel in their reading and writing ability. Shelley from Sweep Tight was happy to finally find our online reading program for kids that works with her daughters individual group of needs to improve them.     “My daughter is six years old and loves school. Unfortunately, our district has really backwards policies for kindergarten…

A Matter of Time: A Great Source for Learning

Time is an amazing dimension. It is unseen and intangible. But once a child starts to master the concepts associated with this dimension, the effects can be astounding serve as a framework that organizes our minds and our experiences. A parent recently recounted a conversation he had with his five year old daughter. It developed in response to her query…

What’s My Word?

Years ago, there was a popular TV game show called What’s My Line. In it, a panel of celebrities had to figure out a contestant’s line of work while being restricted to a narrow range of questions. Though it may seem far afield, reading comprehension has some of the same qualities. Basically, the reader while knowing precious little about the…

Resistance to Writing: What Is a Parent to Do?

“Journal writing”—an activity offered by whole language proponents as the way to stimulate “authentic” writing in children. The idea is that when children are given the opportunity to express themselves, their writing and their development will flower. Its rich promises and appealing rhetoric have led it to its wide adoption. So classrooms across the nation start off with a daily,…