Children with dyslexia can’t learn to read the way most kids do. Some brains are wired so differently that the kids need special learning techniques. Some kids teach themselves to pin down the words with self-invented techniques. For these 6-9 year olds, the “box” does not even exist.
A polyseme is a word or phrase with different, but related senses. Since the test for polysemy is the vague concept of relatedness, judgments of polysemy can be difficult to make. https://www.thoughtco.com/polysemy-words-and-meanings-1691642
“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
Study methods and techniques have always been a big struggle. My exams have proved exactly that in the past and it was time to change them. I started taking all the tips I could get and I’ve made a list with the best tips. Prepare your classes It’s terrible to prepare every single class you have,…
Student had to write an essay about something not school-related that he is passionate about. Am I supposed to use personal pronouns in this essay about myself? Oh, the dreaded Personal Pronoun rule. If one is writing about a general topic, then the Point of View should also be general, which means not using personal… Read More Tutor vs The Personal Pronoun Take II
My student is studying audiology, and had to do a paper on one of my favorite subjects – bilingual children learning to read,and what happens in people’s brains when they read a word while having access to two languages. ETA: Student contacted me to say the paper got an A! I’m so proud. What does… Read More Tutor and the Bilingual Student
My student was this confused today… (cat with cap, snapping its head left/right/left/right, trying to figure out where the cap went) There is a correct way to do just about anything. Then there’s the teacher’s way. I always tell my students to do it the teacher’s way, because Teacher is giving the Grade, but this… Read More Tutor vs Teacher
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BigFatBook(tm) takes a big fat chunk of time to read, but this one is worth it. The first several chapters cover the years leading up to secession, from social to economic to religious. The effects events Mexico, Britain, and France are not neglected. John Brown’s Rebellion is something else…
In some stores, they start selling blaring Christmas music, selling ornaments, and pushing gift ideas in early December. I mean November. I mean October. Not everyone is pleased that stores start such early planning.
I’m reading “Battle Cry of Freedom,” a 900 page book on the Civil War, and I’m almost at the end. “Almost” means … … … WHAT IS THIS “Almost” means 120 pages left. WHAT. That is a whole book. So L, age 13, says, “I found out that you have to look at the side… Read More On Reading Fat Books