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Submitted by Jennifer A on Tue, 07/02/2013 - 8:23am
Phonics and spelling rules are not simple. But, learning to use Ultimate Phonics in our computer lab is simple. It's a perfect way for your eager learner to get extra practice. Try incorporating it into your weekly lesson as an easy phonics component.
Even if you think you or your learner are not computer savvy, you'll be using this computer program with confidence within an hour. Check out the website for more information- http://www.spencerlearning.com/
Submitted by Jennifer A on Thu, 06/27/2013 - 10:49am
Pretend that you are a visitor to your learner's home country, and that you know nothing about it. Have the months of the year written on a piece of paper, and ask your learner to go through the year and tell about the holidays of each month. You could even break this up and do a different season over four sessions. Talk about the name of the holiday, what it celebrates/commemorates, how people celebrate, what they eat, etc; he or she can even quiz you at the end.
Submitted by Jennifer A on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:44am
It is important for learners to know how to write about and verbally explain a process. Have your learner think of something he or she knows how to do that doesn't require a lot of time or materials (example: Origami, darning a sock, doing a card trick). Talk about the process to help generate the necessary vocabulary and grammatical structures, then ask them to write the process for homework.