Tag Archive | reading

Blog for the Sprog

sprog blogI have been in a rut. She reads well now, but her writing skills need some work. Also, it has become difficult to maintain relevance since she started school. A few more Japanese words creeping into sentences, still a willingness to keep up with practice but the materials we are using are hardly very motivating. However you want to call a workbook, it’s still a workbook. So I decided to go digital.

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Read It Yourself

read it yourself

I posted about this series before, but it really is the best I have found to follow up on the success of the Peter & Jane series. Now we have moved on to level 2, and despite a recent attitude change (I can’t read it…), herself pretty much always finds out that she can.

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The Right Environment

 

bookshelf

Since we bought our apartment I don`t think we have ever had a clear idea of what to use the Japanese room for. It`s the tatami matted extension to our living room and has in turn been our bedroom, the laundry room, the sprog`s playroom and so forth. Now it is surely in it`s greatest incarnation, the reading room. Read More…

Word Search

WordsearchVary the forms of practice. Practice two things at the same time when possible. Keep it light. 3 good rules to practice by. In this word search we are reviewing words practiced with the ‘Jolly Phonics’ word cards, adding words that rhyme, and keeping the session light with a bit of parental help. Read More…

Read It Yourself

Level 1 little red hen

Another great series! When you have worked through the Peter and Jane series then it`s time for a change. Not just reading practice now, but real stories! Read More…

Pictionary Cards

Pictionary Cards

Want to stretch their imagination without overwhelming them? Don’t mind breaking a few rules? Able to make no sense at all and not get frustrated? This may be the game for you and yours. Read More…

The Equalizer Ⅱ

The Equalizer

Continuing on from my post about finding balance in the sprog’s bilingual reading, here is an update. A progress report really, because we are progressing, but I have been forced to address issues of balance in an imbalanced situation. Read More…

Clouds on a Sunny Day

cloudy sky

It is a beautiful day today, but there were clouds in our house as the issue of balanced reading and practice became a problem. Read More…

How Books Can Open Your Mind

Well worth watching, and good advice. Comparative reading for the bilingual child could help them to truly experience their bicultural heritage.

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

I call it the Equalizer. I was trying to think of a way to prevent the stronger language steam-rollering the weaker. This is the result. It’s not much, I will grant you, but read on for the reasons behind it. Read More…