How to Use Graphic Organizers to Improve Reading Comprehension, Writing, Listening, Note Taking, and Study Skills

educationandbehavior.com A graphic organizer provides learners with a visual representation of information, concepts, or ideas.  Graphic organizers are often used to help children understand what they are reading or to organize information in order to report it, such as through … Continue reading

Reading Comprehension Strategies: Visualizing and Verbalizing

educationandbehavior.com Visualizing and Verbalizing (V/V) is a strategy, created by Nanci Bell, an expert in the treatment of language and literacy disorders, for parents and educators to utilize with children (or adults) who have trouble with reading comprehension. Many readers … Continue reading

Strategies to Help Children Learn Sight Words

educationandbehavior.com What Are Sight Words? Sight words are commonly used words in literature that young children are encouraged to remember and recognize just by looking at them, without sounding them out. Once a child learns all the sight words on … Continue reading

A Great Place to Purchase Supplies to Support Kids’ Development!

educationandbehavior.com Discount School Supply® has over 6,000 products from over 25 different categories. The established leader in Arts & Crafts products, Discount School Supply also offers broad assortments in other categories, including Dramatic Play; Active Play; Infant & Toddlers; Furniture, … Continue reading

78 Free IPAD Apps to Help With Learning, Behavior, and Language Development

The IPAD is an extremely useful tool for helping children develop skills. A variety of free apps are designed to help with learning, behavior, and/or language development. There are also several apps specifically created with children with autism in mind. I … Continue reading

Reading Comprehension Strategies: Chunking, Monitoring, Listening

educationandbehavior.com This article discusses how chunking, monitoring, and listening strategies help improve reading comprehension. Chunking means to to break up text that may be too long or difficult for a child, into manageable sections or “chunks.” Chunking helps students organize … Continue reading

Ongoing Behavior or Academic Problems At School: Facts to Know

educationandbehavior.com You have the right to request that your child receive an in-school evaluation by a school psychologist. While evaluations by school psychologists are done to determine eligibility for special education, they can also provide you with a lot of … Continue reading

Strategies for Reading Comprehension: Making Connections

educationandbehavior.com For students to understand what they are reading, it is very helpful for them to learn how to make connections between the text and their own knowledge and experiences. Making connections while reading helps the reader monitor his own … Continue reading

Teaching Kids to Read

educationandbehavior.com In order to become an effective reader, children first need to understand the relationship between letters and sounds. Once letter sound correspondence is firmly ingrained in a child’s head, they will start to recognize familiar words effortlessly and figure … Continue reading

Strategies for Reading Comprehension: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluating

http://educationandbehavior.com/ When teaching children how to become effective readers, model for them how to take steps to ensure they understand what they are reading. After modeling these steps, have them practice their newly learned skills as independently as possible, providing … Continue reading