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Family Literacy Program #1

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FamilyLiteracy:For the next family activity night, you are going to make a picture collage using old magazines. Using the poster board provided and the old magazines at home, everyone in the family will cut and paste: 

1.      Find 5 words that best describe your personality (use a dictionary this so you can better your 2.      1 word, per sibling, that describes each of your brothers and sisters.3.      1 word that describes Mom and Dad.4.      1 picture of a desired family vacation. 

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Written by debbiecluff

April 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Posted in FLP

Reading Tips

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Reading Tips:

At Links for Learning, we understand how important it is to teach your child phonics and reading at home. Both should be taught at a young age to ensure a love for learning. We want your child to be successful in education that is why we are providing a list of helpful hints in teaching your child phonics and reading.

  • Read Aloud to you child every day. This is perhaps the most important thing you can do to help your child become a reader
  • Read and reread your favorite nursery rhymes to reinforce the sound patterns of the language. Enjoy tongue twisters.
  • When you child is already familiar with whatever you are reading aloud, you can run your hangs over the  words to help your child associate spoken words with the written form
  • Read and discuss the alphabet books together and make alphabet books of your own
  • Children need to hear 1,000 stories read aloud before they begin to learn to read for themselves. That’s 2 stories a day! You can do it!
  • By the age of one, children will have learned all the sounds that make up the native language they are going to speak. But they can’t learn to talk unless they’re spoken to. The more we talk and read to our children, the brighter they will be.
    Reading problems are difficulty to fix, but really easy to prevent.
  • If you want to help your child learn letter/sound relationship you might read Dr. Seuss books with your child and notice some of the letter/sound clusters as you enjoy the book
  •  Take your child to the library and obtain a library card. Make it a regular habit.
  • Encourage your child to watch PBS instead of a cartoon. Compare the books they read on these shows with other books.
  • Consider obtaining books on tape.
  • When sharing literature that has some interesting sounds elements and patterns.
  • Share what you are reading with your child!
  • Have a go to bed with a book policy

Links for Learning provides help for students who need additional reading resources. We understand parents need additional support in helping their child reach their academic goals. Links for Learning is here to help your child succeed in
Reading, please visit our Reading  Writing and Grammar Support Service Links. We want to ensure that your child can and will exceed our learning goals! For additional information please email us at info@links-for-learning.com.

Written by debbiecluff

April 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Posted in Reading

Online Tutoring

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Online Learning is achieving higher honors and receiving more of a positive feedback from the users. Online Learning can be classified as online tutoring or instant homework help, both of which are directed towards to development of quality education. Everyone has their own personal learning style and online learning tends to help collect and organize information into a better understanding of what they are learning. Online Education tends to be less stressful on the student because they are in the comfortable spot and ready to learn. Online learning complements many students’ learning styles and helpful for learners who have Learning Disabilities, LD. This is because the students are able to learn at their own pace and use all senses to understand the information.Most online tutoring courses are able to depict the students learning style and design activities that address their personal style of learning which provides significant learning experience for the student. In an online learning classroom, the students are using verbal, nonverbal, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles to achieve educational greatness.  Students who are LD excel more in online learning environments because they are concentrating on many styles of learning instead of just auditory, which dominates the classroom.        There are so many different positive aspects of online learning. Some of these attributes are it can be done in any place, any time, and at any pace. Even on vacation, the students will still be able to reap the benefits of an online classroom because it is over the computer. Pacing oneself in education is important because it enables the students to grasp the ideas and move on when they are ready.       Finally students who are LD will be able to have learned on a leveled playing field because there is a level of anonymity in online courses; the tutor does not have predisposed ideas about the child that may be addressed if sessions are in persons, i.e. dress, disabilities, race, age, etc. Instead the attention is just on the discussion and what can be learned in the 45 minute session. Due to this lack of discrimination, the teacher will be more focused on quality education for all students.       The best aspect of online learning is the tutor’s ability to provide an unlimited amount of online resources. Information can be accessed from anywhere in the world and can be included in each tutoring session. An instructor can compile selection with links from scholarly articles, institutions, and other in depth analysis of the subject being discussed. This provides a more creative teaching style because the resources are unlimited. Online learning is the end of boring lectures and sleeping through your sessions.

Written by debbiecluff

April 28, 2007 at 9:18 pm

Posted in tutoring

Notes from the Founder

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 Somebody once wrote, “By the Yard Life is Hard, by the Inch Life’s a Cinch”. Where do parents stand in the education of a child? Without their support and encouragement, learning would be impossible. I was talking with another first grade teacher and she was telling me that in order for a child to succeed they have to have three components working with them; the teacher, the student, and the parent. All three aspects have to be ready and willing to learning and/or participate in the learning for success to be achieved. By the Yard, life is hard, but with all around help, life is a cinch.
Reading and writing is the number one thing that children have difficulty with. These disciplines are so important because it sets the basis for a child’s personality and self esteem in and out of the classroom. Learning to read at this time presents less of a challenge for a student because of the resources available at home and at school. Some classrooms have online learning and tutoring, after school homework help, or reading recovery. Yet, if the student goes home and these resources are not implemented and reinforced, the child will fall behind in the classroom.
       I remember growing up my mother would read to me all the time. Now, as a mother of 2, with one on the way, I am reading to my children on a daily basis. It is not because of studies that show the importance of reading to your child, but it is something I was taught to do with my children. My children are educated just by sitting with them for 10 minutes and reading one book. Isn’t it interesting that this in not done more in the home? It is understandable that parents are not able to read to their children, but if this is the case other options have to be implemented. An idea would be to somebody to read with your child or take them to the local library for reading time, anything that promotes reading at home.        Learning to read is so important in the self esteem of a child and can dictate a person’s learning experience. Parents need to remember the importance of reading and place their child in an environment where reading is assessable at all time. Supporting and encouraging your child to read at home, on a daily basis, is the keystone to a successful learning education. For additional information on our reading program please visit, www.links-for-learning.com/Achieve_Higher_Reading_Skills_at_Home.html  

 

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Written by debbiecluff

April 28, 2007 at 9:16 pm

Posted in Education