December 30, 2015

Dear Gaila,
 
My daughter will be learning to read next year in kindergarten. What exercises and games can I do in preparation?
 
Sincerely,
Excited Mother of an almost Kindergartener

 

Dear Excited Mother,

 

Last week I wrote about developing phonemic awareness of beginn...

December 23, 2015

Dear Gaila,
 
My daughter will be learning to read next year in kindergarten. What exercises and games can I do in preparation?
 
Sincerely,
Excited Mother of an almost Kindergartener

 
Dear Excited Mother,
 

This is definitely a three column answer. This week we'll tal...

December 16, 2015

Dear Gaila,

 

One of my private tutoring students desperately needs to improve her reading skills, but is very disinterested in reading. It is too much of a chore for her. Prizes and enthusiastic praise works only so much.  Any tips and ideas?

 

Tired Teacher

 

Dear Tired Te...

December 8, 2015

This week, instead of answering a question, I want to share a Hannukah project a 3rd-6th grade class did. The results were amazing and inspiring!

The students drew hannukiyot and had to think of 9 things that bring light into their lives. Here are the results:

I was blow...

December 3, 2015

Dear Gaila,

I've always loved reading and I really want to share my love of reading with my children. However, my 2nd grade daughter is not interested in books at all. How can I encourage her to read more?

Sincerely,
Mother of a non-bookworm

 

Dear MoaN-B, 

 

Your d...

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