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Audio Homeschooling

Audio Homeschooling! by Heidi Forney   There are times with our typical kids that audio books come in handy. In the car, at nap time, definitely. But with our special needs children audio books can not only be a great tool for learning, but in many ways a lifesaver (or maybe a homeschool saver)? For example, some autistic children have a need to hear the same book over and over. Repetition is one way that they not only learn, but

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Will They Ever Learn to Read

Will They Ever Learn to Read?!?       by Mary Colwell   As a homeschool mom, one of my favorite things to do is to listen to my 8-year-old son read. I find it incredibly satisfying to hear him reading to his sister and I love watching his face light up as he works his way through an exciting story. It’s fun because I was the one who got to teach him that.   That being said, I must

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Because: Reflections on Learning to Read

Because By Allegra Reiswig I knew I loved words the first time after my mom read “The Children’s Hour” to me by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. “I’m going to read your poem, Allegra,” she said as she turned the gilded pages of a hardcover library book. The baby was down for a nap and I was perched on the arm of our peach, cushy rocking chair with my two younger brothers. “Mine?” I said, inwardly trilling to myself. “I have my

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Six Strategies for Boosting Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Strategies By Faith Berens, MA The main comprehension strategies readers use are: Connecting Picturing (using sensory images, making a movie in your mind) Wondering/Questioning Noticing the important parts Synthesizing and inferring (figuring out) Predicting and guessing (part of inferring) Monitoring (noticing when you stop understanding) As homeschooling parents, it is imperative that we teach our children these strategies, explicitly and systematically.   Six Ways to Teach Comprehension Model Reading Strategies As an adult reader, you employ reading strategies all the

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