Posts Tagged "reading"

Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Roundup of Education Headlines 3.23.15

How to get kids to read independently Here is some newly-published information about the reading habits of children. While some aspects of this (such as access to a library) might be irrelevant for our families, I believe that there are many takeaways from this study that we can share with the parents we serve about how to encourage reading.   As Common Core Testing Is Ushered In, Parents and Students Opt Out For those of you consulting with families returning to the US, here’s a good glimpse of the state of Common Core Standards and testing at the moment.   Autism is largely down...

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Encouraging Reading

Posted by on Mar 16, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Encouraging Reading

Our guest blogger this week is Flossie Epley. We featured an interview with Flossie last week! Flossie has been with TEAM since 1981. She is founder and director of School Support Services (SSS) at Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ). For thirty years SSS has been offering consultancy, resources, and programs to home schoolers and schools affiliated with CAJ in Japan. Flossie and her husband Russ have two adult children and one grandchild. Hours of driving loomed ahead. Verbal games, story tapes, and listening to music works well for many families. Our daughter is deaf so those didn’t work for...

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Preparing for First Grade in English

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Flossie Epley has been with TEAM since 1981. She is founder and director of School Support Services (SSS) at Christian Academy in Japan (CAJ). For thirty years SSS has been offering consultancy, resources, and programs to home schoolers and schools affiliated with CAJ in Japan. Flossie and her husband Russ have two adult children and one grandchild. Hannah attends yochien. It’s a great way to get to know neighborhood children. Through the yochien the whole family connects with the community. It is a good situation for now, but her parents want to make a switch at first grade to offer Hannah...

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Building Reading Skills

Posted by on Jul 9, 2013 in Blog | 0 comments

  Our guest blogger this month is Jennifer Moline, now with Wycliffe. She has served as a teacher to TCKs in Russia and as an education consultant with SHARE and The Navigators. “So please, oh PLEASE, we beg, we pray, Go throw your TV set away, And in its place you can install, A lovely bookshelf on the wall.” — Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory I can still remember at the end of hot and humid school days listening to my 4th grade teacher read aloud to us How to eat fried worms. I remember the laughter and shrieks of the kids in the class as we listened to Mr....

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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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