Posts Tagged ‘reading strategies’

Classic Reading Instruction Isn’t Enough. Here’s why:

The patented “6-SIM” Six Skill Integrated Method developed by Dr. Marion Blank has been awarded multiple times for the advantages it provides over classic teaching methods and this mom was the latest to find out why. Here’s what she has to say about our unique approach: “Reading Kingdom uses a very different approach from the typical phonics or whole language…

Children’s Adventure Book: The Great Unexpected

Sharon Creech author of The Great Unexpected brings to life a magical story of wonder, bravery and connection. Melissa Gaynor, Sweet on Books reviewer tells us more: What You Need to Know: • Using magical realism, two stories of love and loss are separated by years and miles until the tiny threads that bind them are carefully sewn together. • The…

Mom deems Reading Kingdom “pretty close to perfect”

Meg is a mom who signed her early reader up for a subscription to Reading Kingdom and was nothing less than shocked at the results.  Here’s what she thinks of our reading program: I’m not certain that Reading Kingdom is “perfect,” but I think it’s pretty close. Programs that are very phonics based don’t work for us – Jude can’t…

Children’s Book Review: 11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays by Wendy Mass  weaves a tale of friendship and adventure, highlighting the joys and challenges of growing up.  Sweet on Books author Melissa Young tells us more: What You Need to Know: • 11 Birthdays is a terrific read! • My nine year old daughter and her 8 year old best friend LOVED it (and so did I:)….

Should We Require Computer Science Classes?

Our world relies more and more on technology, which leads us to an important conversation, of whether or not computer science classes should be required in school. Read more from Huffington Post: Computer science: Most of us don’t even know what it is. It seems distant and even a bit confronting. What does it mean? How is it used? Indeed,…

Classic Children’s Book: Blubber

Blubber a classic children’s book written in 1974 by Judy Blume addresses the contemporary issue of bullying in a meaningful and engaging way. Melissa Gaynor from Sweet on Books explains: What You Need to Know: • Blubber is a realistic account of bullying in a fifth grade classroom. • There are some intense, mildly violent scenes where the kids push bullying…