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dyslexiaconsultants.com, Writing a Basic Sentence Made Simple – Book 3: The Basic Sentence Formula Using a New Descriptive Element – Written By Dyslexics For Dyslexics – A Parent/Teacher Guide

by Russell Van Brocklen

Welcome to Book 3 in this series for parents and tutors to learn how to teach dyslexic students how to write a basic sentence simply and easily.

We describe a scientifically-based writing program which we believe to be more effective and easier to learn than the Orton-Gillingham method.

Learn how to effectively teach dyslexic kids how to write a basic sentence using a simple formula.

The dyslexia advantage is based on research from the Yale Center for Dyslexia & Creativity which clearly shows that the front part of the dyslexic brain has approximately three times more neural activity than their non-dyslexic peers. Our dyslexia empowerment plan combines research from Yale with the writing strategies from Dr. Collins’ book Strategies for Struggling Writers to produce a simple step-by-step process that easily teaches students with learning difficulties to quickly and efficiently write a basic grammatically-correct sentence.

The exercise in Book 3 is similar to the one in Book 2, but there is a change in the descriptive element. We find that this process helps dyslexics to master the formula that we are using and increase their reading and writing skills.

Parent Testimonial

There was a time when I was completely inept to help my son academically. I excelled at subjects that he abhorred, such as reading and English, and I really believed that qualified me to be very helpful to him. Bless his independent heart; he did not want my help. I am sure in hindsight that my teaching methods just made it worse.

Zack has always struggled with reading. When he was little, he did not enjoy reading books. I assumed it was normal for kids to enjoy reading books and hearing stories. My first child LOVED reading and storytelling and hearing stories. She lived for bedtime stories, and after reading she’d say, “AGAIN!”

As Zack got older and had to do required reading in grade school, he would bring a book home and ask me to read it to him. Instead of reading entirely to him, I would ask him to read every other paragraph out loud, with me reading every other paragraph out loud. I tried not to burden him with corrections that would disrupt the flow of the story, yet he would misread tiny words [such as “they” or “the”] that seemed inconsequential, but would disrupt the flow of the story to the point I saw no possible way he was comprehending what he was reading.

He did his required reading way too slowly and dreaded it too much. Yet at conferences, his teachers always seemed to think he was doing okay. I felt Zack’s reading was horrendous, but was lulled into complacency by his B average through 7th and 8th grade (mostly by getting A’s in subjects he liked and pulling out a D at the last minute in History and Composition and things that required reading, comprehension and writing skills), and he was doing adequately on standardized testing.

At 16, Zack admitted that he thought he was dyslexic. His coping mechanisms were no longer enough to get by and he was finally in over his head. He said his eyes were jumping around when he read and he had headaches. I began my search for help. Russell Van Brocken at Dyslexiaconsultants.com responded to my search for help.

Russell and Zack’s first conversation lasted a couple hours. My son has about a one-minute phone tolerance, so this was a surprise. He agreed to work with Russell and seemed uncharacteristically excited about doing so.

Russell started seeing Zack in the spring of 2012. When I arrived home after work, he would take out his backpack and do his homework after dinner. He used to procrastinate until bedtime, then go to sleep way too late. He seems much more confident this year (2013) about getting through it.

Carolyn I. Erickson



Beat Algebra Before it Beats You!

by Hal Torrance

Beat Algebra Before it Beats You! is a basic skills review for students who are entering Algebra. Working through problem sets, students review key topics from arithmetic and pre-algebra. Each problem set practices students in the core skills needed for success in Algebra, without the clutter of complex and often-confusing textbook segments. Beat Algebra Before It Beats You! is recommended for students entering middle grades, high school, or college Algebra courses.

About the author: Hal Torrance has worked as a teacher in a variety of elementary and middle school settings. He’s also taught high school mathematics for college-bound students. In 1997 he began writing articles, books, and testing materials for educational publishers, eventually authoring over two dozen titles. He now publishes his own line of books for the education market, focusing primarily on mathematics.



101+ Ways to Learn any Language

by Sara Beth Allen

This is NOT a boring classroom teaching manual. Language learning is something anyone can be passionate about. Learn what modern resources make language learning fly by and seem like play. These tools will make you a devout student of international communication. Most of these tools are free.



A discussion of the range and nature of learners’ use of language and literacies outside formal education

by Trevor Price

Aimed primarily at teachers, academics and educationalists, this essay investigates up to date research into learner’s uses of language and literacies outside of formal education and answers the following questions: In what ways might these inform pedagogy? What issues would you need to take into account in considering how some of these issues of language and literacy might be harnessed within your own teaching and learning context or a teaching and learning context familiar to you?



If a theoretical physicist (Laurence Krauss) trying to explain nothing then it means, it is not nothing but something. By M R Abdullah (5,117 words)

by M R Abdullah

If a theoretical physicist (Laurence Krauss) trying to explain nothing then it means, it is not nothing but something. By M R Abdullah (5,117 words)

You cannot have a universe from nothing, (0 x 1 = 0). It is mathematically impossible. 0 x 2 = 0, 0 x 1000 000, 000, 000, 000 = 0, to have something from nothing it is mathematically impossible. Physicist, biologist and basically scientists those who are Agnostics borderline Atheists need to refresh their numeracy (maths).

If a theoretical physicist trying to explain nothing then it means it is not nothing but something. Why is there something and not nothing not anything at all? If that was the case then I wouldn’t be writing this article and you wouldn’t be reading my article because we would not be in existence.

If there was nothing at all then there would be absolutely nothing, no space, no time, no matter, no energy, and so forth. The fact that we can think the way we think and how we plan and make things. For example the plane and the car. Not to forget the purpose you see in nature such as farming, soil, seed and rain makes the crop grow. The purpose in the cosmos and the planetary systems. The fine tuning of the universe and so forth.



Proverbial Short Stories for Gen X: Can’t Let Ancient Wisdom Go Waste!

by Aparna Gangopadhyay

Proverbs and sayings are short statements of wisdom or advice that are transmitted from generation to generation. Usually the elderly and the experienced made such statements after some firsthand experience which may have taught him or her a lesson. As a precautionary measure – so that their children or grand children so not make the same mistake and regret later in life, they made it into funny parables or fables so that wisdom accumulated through experience does not go waste!

Usually fables make use of animal characters to make it funny and not sound bitter – since â??truth is always bitter’! But in my stories I have used all human characters so that readers can relate to the stories and maybe understand that life can be a â??bed of roses’ if led wisely!



Read these 2 rational articles before you die. By M. R. Abdullah. (6134, words)

by M R Abdullah

Read these 2 rational articles before you die.

By M. R. Abdullah. (6134, words)

1.The reality is that nothing actually belongs to us.

2.You cannot have a universe from nothing, ( 0 x 1 = 0). It is mathematically impossible.



SAT: 10 ESSENTIAL Tips

by MyTestAnswers Staff

The point of this book is to distill all the information I’ve learned over the years down to the ten most essential tips you need to improve your score. This is not the longest SAT book you will ever read and that’s by design, because I want you to read the entire book. Next time you see one of those huge SAT books at your friend’s house, ask them if they’ve read the whole thing and then ask them how much they remember. Chances are the answer to both of those questions will be â??very little’.

So, read this entire book, learn the vocabulary and use the index to find practice problems from the test writers themselves. No matter who the student is (and this goes for just about everything in life) the more you practice, the better you will get.

This book is just the first step towards getting a higher score. It’s up to you to take those next steps and really cement the tips here in order to perform your best come the day of the test.

Good luck!



New Word A Day – Vol 2

by Elliot Carruthers

Improve your vocabulary with a word a day!

Learn new words with funny cartoons and tricky riddles.

Phonetic and simple explanations help you use the words in daily conversation.

Enjoyable and entertaining!



New Word A Day – Vol 5

by Elliot Carruthers

Improve your vocabulary with a word a day!

Learn new words with funny cartoons and tricky riddles.

Phonetic and simple explanations help you use the words in daily conversation.

Enjoyable and entertaining!



Spanish Phrases for Beginners

by Elliot Carruthers

Learn useful Spanish phrases with funny and entertaining cartoons.

Each cartoon makes the phrase memorable.

Learning new Spanish phrases has never been so much fun!



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