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Check Out These 8 Important Tips for Any Student Who Needs Help with Writer’s Block (Essay Writing Support)

In Educational Strategies & Tips, High School & College Students, Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Sponsored Posts, Writing/Spelling, Writing/Spelling Strategies by Rachel WiseLeave a Comment

Sponsored Post First Some Important Background Information What is Writer’s Block? You may be sitting there at your computer or with paper in front of you, and you just don’t know what to put down. You stare at a blank page, and can’t get anything out. You are not alone. Writer’s block is a frustrating experience for many people. Writer’s …

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Orton-Gillingham-An Instructional Approach to Teaching Students with Dyslexia

In Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Learning Disabilities, Parents, Reading, Reading Strategies, Writing/Spelling Strategies by Rachel Wise

Orton-Gillingham is an instructional approach mainly intended for use with individuals who have difficulty with reading, spelling, and writing associated with dyslexia. Dyslexia makes it difficult for a person to connect sounds to letters and/or blend combinations of letters quickly and fluently in reading. Dyslexia can effect phonemic awareness, the ability to hear and separate the smallest sounds in a word, which  can …

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Help Your Child Improve the Quality of Their Writing with the Sentence Combining Strategy

In Educational Strategies & Tips, Educators, Parents, Writing/Spelling, Writing/Spelling Strategies by Rachel Wise

In the sentence combining strategy (generally used with children in grades 3 and up), students are taught to combine two simple sentences, into one more sophisticated/complex sentence. Example:Simple Sentences: The girl lost her doll. The girl is cryingComplex Sentence: The girl is crying because she lost her doll. Research studies demonstrate that sentence-combining practice can help young students improve their …