Using Theatrical Methods As Reading, Memorization & Public Speaking Aids
Mar27

Using Theatrical Methods As Reading, Memorization & Public Speaking Aids

Here is an enjoyable way for your children to develop 3 valuable skills from the world of acting! Your child does not have to dream of acting success on stage, screen or film to use theatrical methods and resources for a creative and unusual way to develop his/her communicating skills. The tools that actors use to hone their craft are also useful in everyday life. The mental processes of reading, understanding, memorizing and...

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Textbooks are ‘Dead’ – ‘Living Books’ Make Subjects Come ‘Alive’
Feb21

Textbooks are ‘Dead’ – ‘Living Books’ Make Subjects Come ‘Alive’

What Are Living Books? A lot of people ask, “What is a living book? ” because they are curious to know what the word ‘living’ means in the context of a lifeless book. Now, we all know that books are nothing but paper and cardboard, put together with glue or with stitching. However, we also know that the mind that creates books is ‘alive’, with the potent ideas that move, breathe and have a life of their own. So, what distinguishes a...

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Latin and Greek – The Foundations of American English
Feb16

Latin and Greek – The Foundations of American English

Roughly 50% of all English words – and a much higher percentage of our prefixes and suffixes—are derived from the Latin language. Greek has virtually the same influence on modern English. Knowing the word roots of these two major languages and their presence in our vocabulary enables us to know what words mean and in most cases why they mean that. Children and adults alike benefit from a daily exercise in Latin and Greek roots and...

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Medieval Adventures & Christian Allegory = Exciting, Valuable Reading for All
Feb16

Medieval Adventures & Christian Allegory = Exciting, Valuable Reading for All

Ever since the “Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, the imaginations of countless adolescent boys and girls have been captured by high-quality Christian allegory and symbolism, combined with Medieval tales of knights, fair ladies, the conquering of evil enemies and the other archetypal features of the period. This era of European history has an irresistible, romantic lure that feeds daydreams of chivalry and adventure for years....

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All Humans are Visual Learners
Jan06

All Humans are Visual Learners

All humans are visual learners. Recent research conducted by linguists and cognitive scientists suggests that the primary function of language is not for communication, but for processing one’s thoughts. Despite the insistence by most evolutionary biologists that language was a happy accident developed in early humans from the need to hunt in large groups, recent evidence shows that communication is a secondary function of language,...

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Don’t Let Weak Reading/Spelling Stand in Your Way!
Dec27

Don’t Let Weak Reading/Spelling Stand in Your Way!

ABC Read is fast, easy-to-use and successful ABC Read Adult Reading Program: Affordable & Fast Phonics Reading Solutions for Adults http://www.homeschoolreading.com 1-877-AB9-READ Pacific Time 8:00 am – 9:00 PM ====================== 36 million American adults can’t read or spell functionally Many more can’t read above 5th grade level Phonics is the best way to learn reading and spelling Self-teaching phonics is the...

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