How to make your own Edmark style learning activities

How to Create Edmark Style Learning Activities

Edmark is a reading program that teaches children to read whole words. CLICK HERE to read my review of the Edmark reading program. Although I highly recommend Edmark and have used the program to teach children to read for more than 20 years. the cost can be prohibitive to homeschoolers or parents trying to supplement […]

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a review of evan-moor's reading comprehension fundamentals, learn with emily dot com

A Review of Evan-Moor’s Reading Comprehension Fundamentals

I have been a fan of Evan Moor e-books for a while. I have used their geography, science, history pockets, daily math practice, and daily reading comprehension practice books for years. Most of these books are available for individual grade level content. Evan Moor released a new book this year called “Reading Comprehension Fundamentals” and […]

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Free Homeschool Curriculum Sources, learn with emily dot com

Free Homeschool Curriculum Sources

As many families approach the possibility of homeschooling, curriculum costs may become a concern. There is a huge range of prices for various competing programs. It can get expensive, especially when one of those high priced curriculums turns out to be a poor fit for a specific child. Although I definitely feel like a high […]

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A review of the basic reading comprehension kit for hyperlexia and autism, learn with emily dot com

Review of The Basic Reading Comprehension Kit for Hyperlexia and Autism

One of my autistic children (first grade) is a fluent reader who is able to decode words well above grade level. Her reading comprehension scores, however, are below grade level. This discrepancy points to possible hyperlexia, a condition where a child can read accurately and fluently, but may not understand what they are reading. In […]

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Free halloween activities for there was an old lady who swallowed a bat, learn with emily dot com

Free Halloween Activities for There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat

“There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!” is a fun Halloween story. My children found all of the unrealistic things the Old Lady swallowed absolutely hilarious. To continue the fun, I created Halloween activities to go with this story. These Halloween Activities ended up bing a huge hit with my children. Halloween Activities […]

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Ask me Monday, High interest books and book series for Boys at the 3rd grade reading level, learn with emily dot com

Books and Book Series for Boys at the 3rd Grade Reading Level

This Ask Me Monday (AMM5) question covers books for boys at the 3rd grade reading level. Submitted Question: Where can I get reading material (preferably for kindle) for a struggling reader? Most things that are at his reading level are not interesting to him. Thank you!!! (3rd grade level for an 11 year old) Places […]

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Free Leveled Readers for Reading Fluency Practice

Reading practice is essential for developing reading fluency. Although there are a lot of books available to children, it can be challenging to find books at the right level. Leveled readers have been used historically to teach reading and build fluency. Although the current education model for teaching reading generally begins with phonics instruction, readers […]

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A language arts curricula review, learn with emily dot com

Language Arts Curricula Review

Language arts is one of the main content areas covered in a child’s education. Language arts generally encompasses the skills of reading and writing. Listening and speaking may also be included in the language arts content area. This post will cover the grammar and spelling aspect of language arts curricula. Links to past Language Arts […]

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A review of phonics reading curricula learn with emily dot com

A Review of Phonics Reading Curricula

Phonics reading curricula teaches children to decode words by recognizing letter combinations and blending sounds together. A quality phonics program will also work on building phonemic awareness. CLICK HERE to read an overview of research regarding phonics reading programs. I personally use an unpublished phonics program to teach decoding skills. This phonics reading curricula review […]

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Image of a leapFrog letter factory toy in a box top with a bowl and the caption: structured teaching activity: leapfrog letter factory, learn with emily dot com

Structured Teaching with LeapFrog Letter Factory

Structured teaching adds visual clarity to a task. Many alphabet toys can be turned into structured teaching activities. In this activity, the LeapFrog Letter Factory toy was given visual organization as a structured teaching task. Learning objectives: Use 1-to-1 correspondence to move objects Use fine motor skills to place letters in the slot Exposure to letter names […]

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