Archives for Writing

Handwriting Without Tears: Frog Jump Gazette

Click on this link to go to the newsletter!  http://www.hwtears.com/newsletter/may2013 Read full article »

What is Dysgraphia?

  Here's a helpful article for teachers and parents from www.ldonline.org: What Is Dysgraphia? By:   National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) (2006) Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects writing abilities. It can manifest itself as difficulties with spelling, poor handwriting and trouble putting thoughts on paper. Because writing requires a complex set of motor and information processing skills, saying a student has dysgraphia is not Read full article »

Summer Learning Links

The following links provide loads of fun games that promote summer learning! Reading Links: http://sqworl.com/bhntmh Research links: http://sqworl.com/o2eme8 Writing Links: http://sqworl.com/ziec06 ESL Links: http://sqworl.com/sc9rm4 Keyboarding Links: http://sqworl.com/k18gox Creative Projects Links: http://sqworl.com/husre4 Math Links: http://sqworl.com/6f44tt Spelling Links http://sqworl.com/2b2bba Brain Games (memory, auditory skills, processing, attention, etc.) http://sqworl.com/vlkpjg Enjoy Your Summer!! Read full article »

The Case for Cursive

And so the handwriting debate rages on! The New York Times article below gives us yet another perspective on the teaching of cursive handwriting. By KATIE ZEZIMA Published: April 27, 2011 For centuries, cursive handwriting has been an art. To a growing number of young people, it is a mystery. Megan Porter of Brownsburg, Ind., is in the third grade, the last year of cursive training Read full article »

What? No more Friday spelling tests?

  Please open the article for an alternative spelling assessment for students who need learning support. spelling_tests Here's an example of an electronic spell-checker  that I use with my students.  Locally, they are available at Infomax, Market Market. Read full article »

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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!