Improve Reading and Writing Skills with Family Activities
The Nation’s Report Card shows most school-age kids reading below grade level, which is a huge problem for learning. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions available to families to help their children read as well as they could, should, and can.
I know that when your kids are struggling with reading, life is more difficult than it needs to be, both for them and for your whole family. You may even be losing sleep not knowing what you can do to help your struggling reader. What if you could do some simple family activities to improve those reading skills? Your whole family education would improve, because when one or more of your kids struggles, life becomes hard for everyone.
Quick Family Activities Can and Do Improve Reading and Writing Skills
I get calls on a daily basis from parents all over the world wanting to know if there is something they can do to help their kids improve their reading and writing skills. I’ve been teaching kids how to improve their skills for well over 35 years. But this is a big problem and not just local. So after so many calls, I realized that I needed to do something to help parents help their kids themselves. So, after much thought, I’ve put together a 12 week step-by-step mp4 video and mp3 audio lesson program that teaches you precisely how to improve both reading skills and writing skills for your children. The lesson activities will help your kids become proficient with reading and writing. This program includes 3 live calls with me, Bonnie Terry, where you can get individual support and answers to your questions.
Two example family activities are below.
What Parents Say…
“Our lives changed once we started working with Bonnie! She is the answer to our prayers! My daughter made gains I had thought were impossible for her to make!”
“If your child is struggling, give Bonnie a call… doing what she says WORKS! The activities are EASY and really made a difference!”
Who Is This Family Education Program For?
Geared for first grade through adult, this Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, and Study Skills Program is designed specifically for struggling learners who are falling through the cracks: kids with dyslexia, ADHD, learning challenges, Autism, or even gifted learners who just take too long to do their homework.
Filled with simple activities that are easy for anyone to implement in just 15 to 20 minutes a day, this online ASW program was designed using proven, research-based techniques, strategies, and methods to improve reading, writing, and study skills.
Two Examples of the Numerous Family Educational Activities in the ASW Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program
The first activity I’ll describe is an individual activity that you can do with your son or daughter in just 5 minutes several times a week, to get tremendous results. If you are an adult, you can do a variation of this activity by yourself, to improve your own reading skills. The second activity is a whole family activity that improves writing, comprehension, and memory skills.
We use our Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills to improve reading fluency. This is the number one activity that parents can do to help their kids improve reading skills. And yes…it only takes 5 minutes a day. In fact, research has shown that working 5 minutes every day gets better results than 30 minutes fluency practice three times a week. The short, daily practice done on a regular basis makes the difference.
This graphic shows the improvement from using Five Minutes to Better Reading Skills on a regular basis. You can see the words per minute rising (in blue) and the mistakes per minute falling (in red). Use this easy activity to help your child improve reading fluency.
Many of your regular activities and outings can also be used for learning. When you go to the store or the park with your kids, be observant. Look at the surroundings, look at the colors, shapes, sizes, items or/and people you see. Talk about them. Did you see the…? Think about the first thing you did and the last thing you did. What was the first item you bought? Did you find everything that was on your list? THEN, when you get home, as a family, write down what you did and what your favorite part was…Use the graphic organizer fill-in-the-blank forms from our Ten Minutes to Better Study Skills; this book will make this very easy. Then, put your ‘stories’ about your trip into a family memory book. This activity builds comprehension, writing, reading, auditory memory, and visual memory skills.
You can learn how to turn family activities into fun learning activities that improve reading, writing, and study skills! It is the process that we use that makes the difference. The step-by-step instruction in the video lessons makes the difference and ultimately improves the skills.
The Awaken the Scholar Within Reading, Writing, & Study Skills Program Includes the
Following Lessons and Materials…
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Bonnie Terry, M. Ed., BCET is a Learning Disability Specialist and Board Certified Educational Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Education. Ms. Terry helps parents identify, understand, and address the underlying causes of their child’s learning problems. Dyslexic, LD and ADHD kids advance 2-4 years in 20 minutes a day with Ms. Terry’s Awaken the Scholar Within Programs and her books, games, and guides at BonnieTerryLearning.com Terry is an expert with fun learning activities for those with learning challenges.
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