Good Sensory Learning Blog

The Four Types of Sentences: A Fun and Easy Approach

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Learning about the four types of sentences can be both difficult and boring. However, cartoon characters and memory strategies can make the process fun and memorable. Commander Pear Can Help Students Remember Imperative Sentences Meet Commander Pear, Ms. Clair Bear, Rog the Frog, and Sam the Clam in my downloadable lesson or PowerPoint, The Four Types of Sentences. Come get a free sampling of Commander Pear by clicking here. To learn about my other fun language arts downloads, CLICK HERE. Cheers, Dr. Erica Warren Dr. Erica Warren is the author, illustrator, and publisher of multisensory educational materials at Good Sensory Learning. She is...

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Mindfulness Training Improves Working Memory Capacity

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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. What's Happening in the Classroom?...

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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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Free Advice for Mastering Voice Typing with Google Docs

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Voice to text, or what Google Docs calls, voice typing, is an application used by more and more learners. This technology allows students to dictate ideas to a computer, and it types for them. While learners need to get comfortable speaking clearly and dictating punctuation, this way of writing can be extremely beneficial for those that like to express their ideas aloud, as well as those that struggle with spelling or typing skills. In fact, for many, it frees the mind to focus on content. Although many students toy with this technology, if they had the knowledge of all the...

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