Reading Kingdom Review “I think this program can be a huge asset to anyone’s homeschool.”

I think this program can be a huge asset to anyone’s homeschool. “This online reading program uses a 6 different model of learning to enhance how the child’s brain learns to read.  This model uses phonics, and whole language while teaching skill a child needs to learn to read, without having to learn a bunch of rules. At the beginning…

11 Birthdays

11 Birthdays is a story of two friends who share the same birthday and always celebrate together. The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • 11 Birthdays is a terrific read! • My nine year old daughter and her 8 year old best friend LOVED it (and so did I:). •…

Family Income Affects Kids’ Success More Than Public Vs. Private School, Study Finds

Article from wbur.org It’s a common refrain among parents: “I wish I could send my kids to private school.” The subtext, of course, is that expensive private schools give kids a better education, which leads to better career opportunities and a more successful life. But a new study shows that the advantages of private school disappear when controlling for socioeconomic factors. Here &…

Ask Dr. Blank: How do you feel larger class sizes are affecting students?

This issue has been triggered largely by the findings on international tests which generally indicate that U.S. children, particularly in the upper grades, do not fare well in comparison to other developed nations.  Reduction of class size is one of the many demands for reform that have followed.  As a result, more than 20 states and the federal government have…

Out go the classics in English classrooms

By Kristen Blair for the Daily Journal Classic literature has fallen from favor in English class. The movement away from the literary canon, begun decades ago, has accelerated rapidly following adoption of Common Core standards by most states eight years ago. Some states, including North Carolina, have revised these standards. But the devaluation of classic literature is widespread, shortchanging students’…

Reading Kingdom Review: I have seen such a HUGE improvement with Miss Grace’s reading since starting Reading Kingdom.

Can Reading be Taught a BETTER Way? With Reading Kingdom, it CAN! Miss Grace is dyslexic, so her reading level is technically ‘behind’. We’ve tried other programs aimed at Dyslexic children, but she always gets bored and claims they are aimed at little kids, and then doesn’t seem to get much from them. For Miss Grace who struggles AT the…