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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Develop Language Skills with Nursery Rhymes


The very repetitive nature of nursery rhymes creates an atmosphere of social interaction with children that helps their language skills develop.

Let’s play a quick game. I say, “Jack and Jill went up the hill to ____.” Can you finish the rhyme? I’ll bet you can. What is it about nursery rhymes that make them so memorable, and more importantly, why would there be value for them in a 21st-century education? For generations nursery rhymes have…
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Tales from Customer Service: Word Problem Tips


Patti, Sandra, Mary, Sindy, Amanda, and Linda explain how to deal with word problems.

Patti, Sandra, Mary, Sindy, Amanda, and Linda explain how to deal with word problems, and give some asked-for advice on how to deal with homeschooling. Word Problem Tips Word problems? Help. Amanda: I get asked about word problem practice A LOT. The point of Math-U-See is learning word problems and understanding how to apply that…
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Why Can’t My Fluent Reader Start Higher in Spelling You See?


How can a fluent reader be placed at a lower level in Spelling You See?

“That can’t be right!” This is a common reaction when parents view the results of the Spelling You See placement assessments. “But he’s such a good reader!” they add, or “She’s reading way above her grade level!” How can a student who reads well be placed at a lower level in Spelling You See? Since…
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