Archives for Language Processing

WONDERFUL opportunity for parents!

International School Manila is excited and delighted to announce a free workshop for parents delivered by the renowned communication expert Michelle Garcia Winner on Monday 5th September at 8-10am. Michelle is coming over from the US to deliver a weekend long workshop and then spend two days exclusively with ISM families and teachers. The work of Michelle and her colleagues is often Read full article »

Lindamood-Bell Literacy Training in Taipei

This past April Rachael Huelskamp and I had the opportunity to attend two Lindamood-Bell Literacy trainings. The trainings were held at Taipei American School. We were fortunate enough to attend Visualizing and Verbalizing, often known as V/V and Seeing Stars. We were also fortunate enough to be a part of a highly trained group of teachers from international schools in Read full article »


CAPD stands for Central Auditory Processing Disorder.  One of the best articles we have come across online is from the wonderful  See below: By: Judith W. Paton (1997) The easiest, quickest way to communicate is simply to say something and then deal with the other person's reply, right? Right, unless your listener has a CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder), then your Read full article »

Reading Aloud to Your Children

Research shows there is no better way to prepare your child for reading successfully than to read aloud to them often –even if your child is having reading difficulties. Not only does reading aloud to your children improve their literacy skills, it creates a time for bonding with your children.   Read Jim Trelease’ Do’s and Dont’s for reading aloud to your Read full article »

What’s ‘Normal,’ What’s Not: Acquiring English as a Second Language By: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin and Alejandro Brice (2005) By the 2030s, say demographers, English language learners (ELLs) will account for approximately 40 percent of the entire school-aged population in the United States. In some areas, that projection is already exceeded – in California, for instance, 60-70 percent of schoolchildren speak a language other than English as their primary language. For the period 1995-2005, 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!