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.

Brain Based Learning Helps Struggling Students

Brain based learning helps struggling students because the learning is directed at the individual brain strengths students have. When a student knows the correct pathway to use for memory based on the way his/her individual brain works, the success rate for learning is extremely high.

Ed Sage School’s curriculum and instruction is built on brain based learning. All lessons contain the techniques and modalities that work for different types of learners. Students are shown which techniques and modalities work for their individual brains.

The main goal for each student in Ed Sage School is to build a confident learner who manages all the work and learning to be done. Knowing what to do, how to do it, and when to do it helps students feel good about what they are doing.

Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted at Ed Sage School. Contact the Head of School, Beth Silver, for information on how your student can be helped. Beth can be reached at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Dyslexia and Reading Visual Graphics

Dyslexic students need to be guided when they are reading maps, graphs, charts, and tables. First, it is important to orient the student to what information is contained in each graphic. Next the student needs to interpret a piece of the information on the visual. For example, an interpretation might be what the title of the visual means.

Maps can be daunting to a dyslexic. Have the dyslexic student take a map apart and look at one piece at a time and then put the whole of the map together. Make sure the comprehension of each piece is clear before putting the whole back together.

Charts can be confusing to many dyslexic readers. Make sure the title is understood to know what information will be gained when reading it. Again, take the chart apart and make sure the pieces are understood. Reading tables is also in the category with charts.

Graphs are probably the most difficult for dyslexics because it is necessary to understand how two pieces come together to give an answer. It will help if the dyslexic traces the information with two fingertips to understand it.

Need a Dyslexic Evaluation? Want to know if your child has dyslexia? Dyslexic Evaluations are available done remotely. For immediate help contact Beth Silver at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.

Brain Based Learning and Emotions

The brain functions on emotions. Understanding a student’s emotional focus during the learning process is important. In the course of a lesson of about 20 minutes, the student’s emotional focus may change frequently.

The focus could be happy, sad, disinterested, very interested or thinking about something else. It is necessary to call your students’ emotions and attention back to the subject. Perhaps an unusual picture, video or sound track will break a negative focus pattern in the brain and make the focus positive. Sometimes just the simple step of standing up, stretching, and sitting down again brings the positive focus back.

What about water? Water is necessary for the brain to do its work. Students should have water available to them while they are learning.

Brain Based Learning is used in the Ed Sage School for grades 5-8. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year are now being accepted. For more information visit the website- http://www.edsageschool.com. Contact Beth Silver, Head of School, at 310-720-0390 or bethcarolsilver@gmail.com.