It may sound a little crazy, but a 2013 study found that 76% of adults who spend 50 to 20 minutes writing about their thoughts and feelings for three consecutive days two weeks before a medically necessary biopsy were fully healed 11 days after. Meanwhile, 58% of the control group had not fully recovered.
HD Word has 33 units (weeks), each with five daily lessons. Lessons are designed to be completed in 15-20 minute sessions. In one week, students are immersed in 75-100 minutes of explicit foundational skills instruction.
The evidence suggests strongly that educators can foster reading development by providing kindergarten children with instruction that develops print concepts, familiarity with the purposes of reading and writing, age-appropriate vocabulary and language comprehension skills, and familiarity with the language structure.
I read to my daughter when she was really little, even going so far as to start her a small library, building into 10 books a month for several years. Now in 3rd grade she is severely behind. She was in a reading program in her daycare from the age of three and has been going to sylvan 8 times a month for the past 15 months. I personally am putting every little bit extra into trying to get her caught up. Many people have told me she has ADHD and can't slow herself down enough yet to be able to read successfully.We are a low income family, but I have excellent reading skills. This article makes it sound like bad parenting is exclusively the reason a child would have issues. How very sad that in looking for some tips to help her at home, I found this, which makes me feel like I am already a terrible parent and should just give yp
Why Should Kids Read Every Day Let's Do the Math!Student A reads 20 minutes five nights every weekStudent B reads only 5 minutes a night (or not at all)20 minutes/night x 5 times each week = 100 minutes5 minutes/night x 5 times a week = 25 minutes100 minutes/week x 52 weeks/year (yes, during the summer, too!) = 5,200 minutes a year25 minutes/week x 52 weeks/year = 1,300 minutes a yearStudent A practices reading the equivalent of 14 whole school days a yearStudent B gets the equivalent of only 3.6 school days of reading practiceFrom 1st to 6th grade, if these students maintain the same reading habits:Student A will have read the equivalent of 84 school daysStudent B will have read the equivalent of only 21.6 school daysThe gap of information retained between students A and B will have widened considerably and so, undoubtedly, will school performance.How do you think Student B will feel about him/herself as a studentWhich student will likely read betterWhich will probably have greater knowledgeWho will develop stronger study habitsWhom would you expect to be a better writerWhich student will have a better vocabularyWhom do you think will be more successful in schoolWho will most likely be a lifelong reader
Children with language delays, I believe will improve with more one on one approach. Try finding what instrument he is interested in. Find not just a so, so teacher but a brilliant teacher that really knows how to teach music and understands not only how to play, but understand the musical scales well and theory. Music lessons will stimulate their brains and help them improve their reading skills. Learning how to read notes from left to right is just like reading. Except when they see the note, they will hear beautiful music. Piano lessons will get the brain working by using both right and left hand. Other instruments like flute, violin, trombone only teaches one clef bass or treble. Try private tennis lessons or swimming lessons. This I believe is better than speech therapy because they have to perform the action by working one on one in a fun environment. Boys especially love moving their bodies. Just having this one on one with the instructor will help so much with their reading, verbal, and comprehension skills. Next, introduce audio books. Find his level and see what interests him. He may not like fantasy books, but is more interested in people relationships and how they cope and deal with different situations. Read only at night, when the day is coming to an end. Climb in bed with him, and tell him we are going to listen to an audio book together. Next have him hold the book and follow along with the audio. Maybe start with picture books and gradually find books that interest him. Good Luck! Relax and have fun. Everything in life takes time. It is a process and success doesn't happen over night.
The Military Science Program offers classes open to all Santa Clarastudents as well as Stanford University, San Jose State University, andUniversity of California, Santa Cruz, students. The Military ScienceProgram is designed to develop management skills and leadershipabilities for successful careers in both the corporate world and themilitary. Students who complete the ROTC program are eligible forappointment and commissioning as officers in the United States Army.
An overview of leadership fundamentals such as goal setting, problemsolving, listening, critical thinking, stress management, presentingbriefs, providing feedback, and using effective writing skills. Studentsbegin to explore leadership dimensions and values. Two 60-minute classesper week. Attendance to weekly three-hour leadership lab and onemilitary formal dinner required. (3 units)
An overview of the leadership framework with practical applications infundamentals such as problem solving, listening, critical thinking,stress management, presenting briefs, and using effective writingskills. Students explore dimensions of leadership, values, attributes,skills, and actions in the context of practical, hands-on, andinteractive exercises. Two 60-minute classes per week. One two-dayweekend field training exercise away from the University. Attendance toweekly three-hour leadership lab and one military formal dinnerrequired. (3 units)
A four-week summer training camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Studentsreceive pay, travel, lodging, and the Army defrays most meal costs. Thecourse environment is rigorous and teaches skills required for successin the Army ROTC Advanced Course. No military obligation is incurred.Students must pass a physical examination (paid for by ROTC). Completionof MILS 24 qualifies a student for entry into the Advanced Course.Candidates can apply for a class seat anytime during the school year.Each Cadet who enters ROTC and contracts will attend this course ifhe/she has not already attended U.S. Army Basic Training. Open tofirst-year students and sophomores who have not taken ROTC coursesduring the regular school year or for ROTC course alignment. P/NP only.(4 units) 59ce067264