Autism, Bullying, Holding on to a Dream All Part of a Book Report!

Reading novels gives the students at Ed Sage School the opportunity to explore subjects and events that are meaningful for today. The students were recently asked to write a different kind of book report. They were asked to explore and explain the following topics: a continuation high school, autism, bullying, and holding on to a dream for the future.

In order to explain the topics, students had to do research to get information for the topics. Careful online research was done. Students were shown how to evaluate a website and the information it contains. They were also shown how to look for the same information being repeated on websites.

Students were challenged to write about a dream they are holding on to for their future. First, the students analyzed how one of the characters held onto a dream. Then they wrote about theirs.

Creativity in assignments is a hallmark of Ed Sage School. Students need to do in-depth learning and thinking while they are writing. This assignment provided that for them.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your child’s needs at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Students Study the Civil War from a Technology Viewpoint

Students at Ed Sage School are studying the American Civil War from the viewpoint of technology. Students today are aware of how important technology is in our lives. They are drawing parallels between technology today and technology during the Civil War. Some of their viewpoint categories are: communication, transportation, weaponry, and medicine

“Bringing history alive to be meaningful to students is a challenge ,” said Beth Silver, Head of Ed Sage School. The end of their research results in two products. The first is a speech using 10 Power Point slides made by the students explaining their research, and the second is an essay of 7 paragraphs explaining their research findings.

This type of project allows students to use their creativity and their individual brain learning styles. The planning skills for this project are important. Students have to work toward due dates.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your student’s needs. Contact Beth at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Brain Based Learning Creates Confident Students at Ed Sage School

Brain Based Learning creates confident students because each student learns how his/her brain works best. Exploring different learning styles for students helps them select the techniques and modalities that really resonate with their brain memories. Students also begin to understand that people learn differently and that their individual learning styles are excellent.

Parents should listen to what their students are telling them. Does your student say, ” I have never been able to learn math, so I am not going to this time.” Have you heard, ” Everyone else in the class is smart.” The worst is, ” I am dumb!” This negative attitude is a result of students being forced into using one learning method and not exploring what works for their individual brains.

All instruction at Ed Sage School is based on how the brain learns. Students are shown various methods to use based on the learning styles that work for them. Learning new information is done quickly and permanently with this instruction. Students feel empowered. They learn that they are really smart!

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Contact Head of School, Beth Silver, to discuss your student’s needs at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com. For more school information, visit the website – http://www.edsageschool.com.

Ed Sage School Builds Reading Comprehension Skills

Building reading comprehension skills starts as soon as your student begins to read. Can your student tell you in his/her own words what the sentence just read means? Can your student explain what happened? Who was involved? What does this means to him/her?

Too often when students begin to read the emphasis is on the pronunciation of the words and not the meaning of the words. Ed Sage School teaches its students to read non-fiction material by paragraph. At the end of the paragraph, the student should be able to summarize what was read in his/her own words. Sometimes if the material is dense and hard to understand, it is necessary to stop and summarize in the middle of a paragraph.

Ed Sage School has its students read with access to an app called Dictionary.com. Students search any word they cannot pronounce, and/or do not know the meaning. This increases the reading comprehension immediately and builds sight word vocabulary.

Ed Sage School is accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year for grades 5-8. Visit the website for more information – http://www.edsageschool.com. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, to discuss your student’s needs at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Dyslexia Evaluation Helps Reading Problems

Is your student struggling with reading comprehension? Can your student summarize what was read in his/her own words? Can your student pronounce words correctly? Does your student spell words correctly? Does your student leave out little words or put in little words when reading which changes the meaning of the sentence?

A Dyslexia Evaluation is now available which will pinpoint reading issues and tell if a student has dyslexia. The evaluation is done by the experts at Education Sage, Inc. The evaluation results in a detailed report of the reading learning issues, what should be done if there are issues, how to take the evaluation information to the child’s school, and what the parents can do at home to help the child. All of this is explained to the parents in a meeting with the people who did the evaluation. The evaluation and meeting are done remotely using Zoom.

Get your Dyslexia Evaluation appointment now. Contact Beth Silver at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com. For more information visit the website: http://www.educationsage.net.