Reading Kingdom Review: “Reading Kingdom will pop up with ways to assist your child in an encouraging and positive way to help them succeed.”

“Over the years, my school-aged children have all had the opportunity to use and help me review the Reading Kingdom program. This online resource is a terrific program for students around ages 4-10 to learn to read. It covers the multiple areas necessary to become a great reader, including grammar, sequencing, comprehension, writing (typing), phonics (sounds), and even word meanings….

Reading for kindergarten: Elephant and Piggie: Can I Play Too?

Can I Play Too? is a great book for kindergartners.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. of Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • This is a brilliantly conceived new(ish) learn to read series by the author of the Pigeon books (Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!). • Willem’s deft illustrations, the way they convey exactly…

What’s school without grade levels?

By Chris Berdik for hechingerreport.org UNTER, N.D. — On windswept fields outside Fargo, North Dakota, a bold experiment in education has begun. In a lone building flanked by farmland, the Northern Cass School District is heading into year two of a three-year journey to abolish grade levels. By the fall of 2020, all Northern Cass students will plot their own…

Ask Dr. Blank: “How do we tap into all learners’ sense of agency, idealism and their social imaginations, i.e. their capacity to imagine the world, as it should be, and the tools and capacities to act?” 

      Over the past several years, the approach to “reforming” education has consisted largely of criticism and condemnation. As a result, we often lose sight of the enormous good that education can and does achieve. Great thinkers over the centuries have recognized this as is evident from sayings such as: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you…

Pupils unable to read is ‘a scandal’, says minister

By Hannah Richardson for BBC News It is a “scandal” that some children start school unable to speak in full sentences, Education Secretary Damian Hinds has said in a speech. And if children reach Year 1 unable to read simple words, they rarely catch up, “the gap just widens”, he said. He has pledged to halve the number of pupils…

ASD Reading Review: I’d highly recommend this to others who have autistic children in search of an online reading program!

“We have recently been able to review an innovative online reading program designed to help autistic students learn to read and write. ASD Reading is ideal for children aged 4-15 to teach them to read and write to a 3rd grade level (750 Lexile). The program is easy to set up, and easy to log in. I really like that…