Little to Say, Lots to Do – Update on DRP June 27 2020

This was a week of consolidating gains. While it is critical, it is like watching grass grow in August. Rotary starts a new year  at the beginning of July so we are staying well away until the dust settles. More than 13,000 free Maloney Methos lessons in reading and math have been downloaded by more…

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In the Belly of the Beast – Update on DRP May 29, 2020

I haven’t heard from Andrew in days. I see a constant steam of emails passing between him and Michael Summers – all very technical, all in Geek. I have no idea where we are except that Andrew is in the belly of the beast.  He and Michael seem calm and organized, so I am going…

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Things Keep Looking Up – Update on DRP – May 8, 2020

Michael S of Nesda and Andrew are pushing the development program as fast as they can. This week a couple of more important pieces were added. Andrew is becoming more deeply involved in the technical complexities of the program which will be a great benefit once Nesda turns the reins over to us. They will…

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A Mixed Bag – Update on DRP – Apr 17, 2020

This week has been a challenge. There is some good news – we have successfully added more than 100 carefully designed lessons from our reading and math materials for parents and teachers to download from our www.maloneymethod.com website and use for free. Here is the link for the first 30 lessons of our Teach Your Children…

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Teaching Regular and Proper Nouns

Students need to learn grammar skills in order to learn communication skills. They also require grammar skills in order to do well with later analytical and independent thinking skills. Teach your students to recognize nouns using the lesson provided. Present the first five examples using the script. the script uses a Model, Lead, Test format…

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Teaching the Final “E” Rule in Spelling

Wouldn’t it be great if you could take the frustration and confusion out of spelling lessons? Here’s the good news – with the right instructional design, you can do just that! Here’s the better news – if you can follow a script, you can solve the problem! Here’s an example lesson covering the Final “e”…

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Basic Concept of Fractions – Complete Lesson

  Fractions can be one of the most difficult concepts to understand for young learners, if they don’t have the right skills and if the new ideas are not presented well. Direct Instruction takes care of both of these pre-requisites. DI programs build methodically from one basic idea to the next, so that learners don’t…

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Teaching Order of Operations – Whole and Complete Lesson

After students reach fluency in math facts, fact families, fractions and multi-step math problems, the next steps involve order of operations. Here is a whole and complete lesson for you to use for free. This lesson uses Direct Instruction scripting to reduce frustration and confusion for the student. It also uses behavior objectives and precision…

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