Posts made in May, 2013

On the Road Again: Summer Ideas for Traveling Families

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

On the Road Again: Summer Ideas for Traveling Families

Many of us are consulting with families who are about to embark on a season of travels and transitions. Check out this link entitled “Teaching While Traveling”: http://www.susancanthony.com/res/tchr/travel.html. This is an idea-packed online resource from Susan Anthony of Spelling Plus. Combined with the ideas below, this could be a helpful handout for parents whether they are pre-field, on the field, or getting ready to return to their home country. Significant learning can take place with these real-life applied “assignments” – even when families are on the move! PRE-FIELD: As...

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Teach Me To Read! More on Specific Reading Skills

Posted by on May 21, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

This is a second excerpt from an article by Donna Crawford, a former education consultant with SHARE. Donna taught for more than 30 years in the US and Taiwan. This article was originally published in SHARE’s Fitted Pieces, and is used with permission. Some children learn to read best by phonics; others by sight. I know that some people prefer using just one of these methods, but my personal preference is to use a combination approach. Assuming their child is ready, parents must look at the various methods used to determine words and understand their meaning. One method for teaching...

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8 Questions to Ask Before Teaching Your Child to Read

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Blog | 3 comments

This is an excerpt from an article by Donna Crawford, a former education consultant with SHARE. Donna taught for more than 30 years in the US and Taiwan. This article was originally published in SHARE’s Fitted Pieces, and is used with permission. Over the last few years, I’ve worked with many families overseas who were in the midst of teaching their children to read, or would soon be facing that challenge. Some parents were apprehensive; others were excited. Often they had questions, but usually among the first that they raised was, “Where do I begin in this process?” or “How do I...

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