preventing crime

Literacy: Preventing Crime Before It Starts Imagine getting a job, advancing your career, and contributing positively to society if you can’t read or write. Not likely. Rather, your life would be a constant struggle. As today’s job market requires increasingly technological skills, your options would diminish in direct proportion. If you cannot read, write and […]

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Phonics studies

Studies Prove Phonics Works Best For Teaching Students to Read For years, we’ve been reading studies that demonstrate the negative impacts of illiteracy on individuals and society – from feelings of sustained frustration to low earnings to crime and imprisonment. Some say America’s educational system is broken, turning out more illiterate students and high-school dropouts […]

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Explicit Phonics Vs. the Nation’s Literacy Crisis Science Provides the Super Power Solution: Explicit Phonics The time for sticking our heads in the sand is over. America is facing an educational crisis that is costing our nation billions of dollars per year and leaves more than 1/3 of our children struggling in the dark. In […]

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Explicit phonics

Explicit Phonics and Eradicating Illiteracy Explicit phonics: you may have heard the term, and maybe you sort of know what it is, but you couldn’t really put it into words.  In its basic form, it is a systematic way of teaching the sounds that letters and combinations of letters make.  These sounds are then used […]

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Kids learning phonics using DVD

Using the Scope and Sequence for YesPhonics Express Anything new can seem like a foreign language and stun us into Zombie Land for a little while. When I home schooled my children I was often dazed over the new curricula that I had purchased. I was usually paralyzed for a time until I was brave […]

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Explicit phonics

It’s all Greek to Me Learning English Spelling Rules Verbatim Americans use foreign words in our day-to-day communications more often than we may realize. We order the soup du jour, bid our friends bon voyage, dip our roast beef sandwiches in au jus, arrange flowers in a bouquet, establish a rapport with new people, buy […]

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Earthing

The Bare Truth of Earthing The Many Happy Benefits of Going Barefoot We all know it feels good. But is going barefoot beneficial to the whole body? Yes! A new phenomenon – actually an ancient tradition – called “earthing” or “grounding,” transfers the electromagnetic energy of the earth into your body. And that means your […]

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Classroom techniques

Overlooked Classroom Management Techniques When establishing a strong foundation in any subject it is of the utmost importance to have a student’s full attention. This is not always easy with the K-3 crowd. Classroom management (even at home) is the key. There are inherent components to teaching that are difficult to capture in a curriculum […]

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English Spelling Rules and Foreign Words Gasp! Can you believe there is someone out there who does not like the YesPhonics method of teaching? It is true that we cannot expect everyone to like what we write. However, someone wrote a negative critique of the YP program, and on behalf of YesPhonics I would like to […]

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Phonemic awareness

Phonemic Awareness and Words And the Importance of Learning Them Properly Everyday we use words to communicate with friends, family, loved ones, but have you ever wondered what it is exactly that drives this form of communication, a.k.a – the spoken word? Wonder no more; welcome to Phonemic Awareness, but what is it, exactly? What […]

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