Archives for October, 2010

Dyslexia Resources

http://www.dyslexia-teacher.com/ Dyslexia Teacher is a site sharing some of the newest research about dyslexia. It offers strategies and information for children with dyslexia as well as adults with dyslexia. There is also a message board. Read full article »

Partial sums what??? I didn’t learn that in school!

Most parents get confused when their children tell them that it's not how they do it in school.  I am talking about the way algorithms are taught in the Everyday Math program.  Partial sums, differences, products, quotients, what are those?  To make it easier on the parents and to provide consistency in the way the algorithms are taught, please click on Read full article »

How to present written materials…

... so that people with dyslexia can read them! This is something that I have been meaning to post for a while but was reminded by a forum thread I was reading last night about professional and 'unprofessiona' fonts to use in documents such as job application forms.  the British Dyselxia Association provides a very thorough 'Style Guide' on how to Read full article »

Learning Support and ESL

In Learning Support we often have referrals for students who are receiving English as a Second Language services in school.  This most often poses a dilemma about what type of support is going to be most effective for students who seem to be making very limited progress in ESL and there are thoughts that perhaps there is a learning difficulty Read full article »

Resources for Parents

Please visit our blog regularly to take advantage of the resources for parents found on the right side of this blog.  These  are updated regularly.  You can click on the Printables, for instance, for tip sheets for specific grade levels.  You can also visit the website for more information Reading Rockets for Parents. Read full article »

Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!