Posts Tagged ‘learn to write’

7 Times When A Comma Has Made A MAJOR Difference

Commas aren’t always essential for clear communication, but they can make a serious impact on setting the tone in writing, and much more.  Here’s more from the Huffington Post: I am, unapologetically, an over-user of commas. Case in point: I could have written the previous sentence as, “I am an unapologetic over-user of commas,” but opted not to. I wished…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Will Technology Put Handwriting to Rest?

The keyboard whether physical or on a touch screen has all but replaced handwriting.  Is this good, bad or unimportant? A teacher asks: Is writing/penmanship a lost art? Has texting become the norm? Dr. Marion Blank (creator of the Reading Kingdom) answers: There are several issues embedded in this important and topical question. Writing is frequently being discounted as a…

Why should children learn to write when learning to read?

Reading Kingdom helps children learn to read, and also helps them learn to write.  A parent recently asked Reading Kingdom: ‘Why does your program begin by teaching typing skills?” Reading Kingdom answered: “That is an excellent question. Reading Kingdom requires a basic level of competency in using the keyboard because the program is based, in part, on the idea that…

Ask Reading Kingdom: How Can Children Learn to Write Creatively and Maintain Structure?

As children learn to write creatively, they must maintain a delicate balance between structure and keeping the creative spirit alive. Shaun asks: How can children achieve the balance between creativity and structure with creative writing? Reading Kingdom founder Dr. Marion Blank answers: “This is a big question that requires a longer answer than we have space for here. But I…

Reading Needs Writing! A Vital, But Neglected, Message

Though decades of research, Dr. Marion Blank, the creator of the patented “6-SIM” Six Skill Integrated Method that is only available in the Reading Kingdom program, has found that learning to write is an essential part of learning to read – that when children can write effectively, they can read effectively, and that writing and reading are skills that reinforce…

Ask Reading Kingdom: Should We Still Be Teaching Cursive?

When children can write effectively, they can read effectively; writing and reading are skills that reinforce one another.  In the digital age however, the way we write is becoming less traditional, with cursive handwriting appearing to have faded out of focus. Sandra (teacher) asks: Should we still be teaching cursive? Dr. Marion Blank, the creator of www.ReadingKingdom.com says: Cursive handwriting…