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Redemption

June 4, 2019

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” (John 13:34 NIV) “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” (Eph. 4:32 ESV) The Seed of Redemption is the commitment to loving others as God loves us. We must…

Grammar Matters: how grammar can help children to solve math word problems

April 24, 2019

With the ominous Common Core math tests just a few days away in New York and other states, educators have begun to intensify their efforts to help students to solve “word problems–the bane of students and teachers alike. For the last several years, declining test scores have been blamed on these types of problems because…

Children and Reading

April 1, 2019

The American Academy of Pediatricians (AAP) recommends that pediatricians encourage parents to read aloud daily, beginning as early as six months of age (2014). Dr. Pamela High, lead author of the AAP policy, explains the aim: “…those 15-20 minutes reading with a child can be the best part of the day. It’s a joyful way…

Teach the Word to your children

February 7, 2019

A great way to help your children to expand their vocabulary

October 3, 2018

Why is vocabulary instruction so important? This quote from an article by Joan Sedita says it best: “Vocabulary knowledge is important because it encompasses all the words we must know to access our background knowledge, express our ideas and communicate effectively, and learn about new concepts. “Vocabulary is the glue that holds stories, ideas and…

The 3 Keys to Comprehension: how to improve your children’s reading skills

September 28, 2018

How to help your kids to improve their reading skills Skillful reading is the key to excellence in all areas of school and life. Skillful readers use their knowledge of words, sentence structure, and specific subject areas to comprehend complex texts. To fully comprehend complex texts, students need an expansive vocabulary, an analytical understanding of…