Category Archives: Advice from Professionals

How to Do a Spelling Analysis

Spelling analysis is a powerful tool for helping students master decoding and spelling.  Spelling patterns are like little lights illuminating how the student’s brain has …

Sentence Patterns

Readable letters and correctly spelled words are two must-have building blocks for literacy. But literacy is more than words. To be literate students must be …

Foundational Concepts: Emergent Literacy

Emergent Literacy Skills The goal of literacy, like language itself, is communication. In our previous post, we introduced comprehensible input – the way, through a …

Foundational Concepts: Where Literacy Begins

The Importance of Early Literacy As we begin the new year (and, by the way, Happy New Year!) we’d like to do all we can …

Stress Management 101

In a recent “Best of NPR” newsletter, Christopher Dean Hopkins writes about helping young students cope with unusual conditions as they return to school. He …

Homeschooling’s Surge and Lessons Learned

As we move into another school year, parents everywhere are scrambling for resources and examining the “lessons” of last year’s experience. Whether the local school …

3 More Easy Ways to Overcome Learning Loss

Worried about learning loss in your child during this summer break? While it’s true that learning loss can affect all children who take an extended …

3 Easy Ways to Overcome Learning Loss

Learning Loss. It happens every summer and affects children in grades k-6 the hardest. But you can protect your child from this annual occurrence with …

Undoing Learning Loss

If you have a child, you may have seen the terms #learningloss and #summerslide trending in your social media feeds. The idea is quite simple: …

Reading Together Advances Critical Brain Functions

March is officially National Reading Awareness Month. At Lexercise, where every month is reading awareness month, we’re happy to note this public celebration of reading. …

Can Letter Formation Promote Literacy?

January 23 is National Handwriting Day, established in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association to encourage people to buy pens and pencils. Today, it …

December 8, 2020 in Advice from Professionals, dyslexia

The 2020 Lexercise Gift Guide

Who’s on your gift list this year? If you’re shopping for children with dyslexia or other learning differences, we’re here to help! In our Lexercise …