June 30, 2016

Dear Gaila,

Summer is around the corner. Since I'm off with them anyway, I'd like to take advantage of the vacation and encourage their reading and writing in English skills. On the other hand, it's vacation! I want them to enjoy their time. Do you have any creative ide...

June 22, 2016

Dear Gaila,

Is there a certain order you suggest to use when teaching phonics? Do you have a recommended letter order?

Thank you,

Fellow English Teacher

Dear F.E.T.,

I do have a certain letter order I think is best. I like to teach the letters pretty much in the order that...

June 15, 2016

This week, in lieu of a Dear Gaila column, I'm going to share with you the details of this year's Academic Fair.

A.H.A.V.A.'s Academic Fair is more than an opportunity for the students and parents to see how much the children have accomplished throughout the year. It is...

June 8, 2016

Last week I started answering this grandmother's concern:

 

Dear Gaila,

 

My grandchildren live in Israel and are second generation Israelis. Their English is abominable. Their reading and writing almost non-existent. My children don't seem to realize what a loss it is. I...

June 1, 2016

Dear Gaila,

 

My grandchildren live in Israel and are second generation Israelis. Their English is abominable. Their reading and writing almost non-existent. My children don't seem to realize what a loss it is. I don't want to push the issue with them, but are there thin...

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