In a previous post, I wrote about ideas for introducing letters and sounds using Orton-Gillingham or multi-sensory methods with children who benefit from explicit instruction. These ideas can be extended to the daily review of letters and sounds. Once two letters and their corresponding ... Read More about How to Effectively Review Letters and Sounds the Multi-sensory Way
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By the end of my teaching career, I felt like I was hanging on to my chalkboard by the tips of my fingers. Every year, my principal tried to persuade me to trade it in for a brand new, shiny whiteboard. And every year, I politely declined, insisting I needed my chalkboard. Perhaps you think I'm just ... Read More about How to Effectively Introduce Letters and Sounds the Multi-Sensory Way
While I was updating my Subtraction Fact Mental Strategy Count Up To Free Sample, I began thinking about concrete ways to introduce this subtraction fact strategy. I also started to realize that children who view subtraction as only meaning to take away would have a difficult time conceptualizing ... Read More about Subtraction is NOT Just Take Away!