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11 Multiple Choice Strategies

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With the end of the school year quickly approaching, many young learners are prepping for finals. Learning the content for these comprehensive exams is imperative, but mastering the strategies for approaching multiple choice tests can also serve as a means to elevate final grades.  Why Should Students Learn About How to Take Multiple Choice Tests? Due to large class sizes, increasing paperwork as well as common core curriculums, multiple choice tests are becoming the fast favorite of educational institutions.  Ironically, these are the most difficult tests to create, they are often poorly written and they commonly include tricky wording. As...

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The Four Types of Sentences: A Fun and Easy Approach

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Learning about the four types of sentences can be difficult.  Now the process can be fun and easy. Cartoon-like characters can now help students remember the difficult terms. Students will meet Commander Pear, Ms. Clair Bear, Rog the Frog and Sam the Clam. Come get a free sampling of Commander Pear click here To learn more about the full versions click here Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning and Dyslexia Materials. She is also the director of Learning to Learn and Learning Specialist Courses. · Blog: https://learningspecialistmaterials.blogspot.com/ · YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/warrenerica1 · Podcast: https://godyslexia.com/...

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Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity - Classroom Strategies for Success

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Mindfulness-based approaches to learning are attracting more and more teachers, therapists and school administrators. Mindfulness refers to being completely in touch with and aware of the present moment, as well as taking a non-evaluative and non-judgmental approach to one's inner experience. These methods are helping students, as well as their teachers, learn how to manage and minimize stress, become active engaged participants, enhance memory and learning, improve classroom climates, and even develop supportive communities. Mindfulness-based programs empower students to self-regulate, develop emotional intelligence, and gain a sense of control over both their minds and bodies. Classrooms today are faced with...

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Learning the Short Vowel Sounds with the Game Puppy Party

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I wanted to share a free copy of my new favorite reading remediation activity that is one of the many games in my new publication - Reading Board Games: Making All Phonic & Orton Gillingham Based Reading Programs Multisensory and Fabulously Fun.  Puppy Party Game Board It helps students quickly master the short vowel sounds. Your students/children will have so much fun playing this board game and collecting puppies, that they will learn the short vowel sound in no time at all. I hope you enjoy it, and I look forward to your comments. Here is What People are Saying! Puppy Party is...

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Empower Dyslexic Students with Successful Tools and Strategies

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Students with dyslexia require a comprehensive approach to learning and strategy based instruction, because many of these capable learners are not accommodated by traditional teaching methods. In addition to carrying the weight of their cognitive based weaknesses, these young learners work full tilt trying to make sense of taxing instruction. By the time they get home and have to complete their homework, most are mentally exhausted. As a result, taking away any down time and adding remedial lessons to an already weary and discourage learner can be enough to turn these kids off to learning altogether. How Can We Help Students with...

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