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Rote Counting Skills From 100 to 1

Rationale: In this exercise, we reverse the previous exercises to teach rote counting from 100 to 1. We will practice counting until the fluency level of 150 counts/minute with 2 or fewer errors is reached. First we will teach the students with the model available (See/Say Counting Backwards from 100-0). In the next task we…

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Rote Counting Skills From a Number to a Number (Forward) : Part 1

Rationale: Until a student has well-developed counting skills, all other aspects of arithmetic will be difficult or impossible for them to do. Fluent counting skills are the basis for most other activities in arithmetic. There are a number of different components which make up the realm of counting skills that every student needs to be…

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Rote Counting Skills From 1 to 100

Rationale: In this exercise we will combine the previous exercises to teach rote counting from 1 to 100. We will practice counting until the fluency level of 150 counts/minute with 2 or fewer errors is reached. Now that the student has met the fluency standard for counting from 1 to 20, we can add the…

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Fluency and Counting Skills

There does not appear to be any particular standard to determine when counting skills are fluent or even adequate. Primary school teachers teach students to count until they ( the teachers) are content with the results, whatever those results may be. This lack of a consistent standard allows for a high degree of variation among…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “How will I know about my child’s progress?”

This is the fourth post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “How do you measure my child’s progress?”

This is the third post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “What will you teach my child next?”

This is the second post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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Parent/Teacher Interview Tips: Ask “What Does My Child Know Now?”

This is the first post in a series covering four critical questions you need to ask your child’s teacher in your next parent-teacher interview: Question #1 – “What does my child know now?” Question #2 – “What will you teach him/her next in (pick a curriculum)?” Question #3 – “How will you know that s/he…

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The Elegance of Frequency: Seeing Results with Story Reading

As you teach your child the 1000 most common words in English using the Teach Your Children to Read Well program, you will want to know the rate and accuracy at which your child is learning.

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The Elegance of Frequency: Seeing Results with Word Lists

As you teach your child the 1000 most common words in English using the Teach Your Children to Read Well program, you will want to know the rate and accuracy at which your child is learning. We will use fluency checks as a measure of his or her performance and of your teaching. After each…

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