The Eight Categories on this Site

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READING
Preparation for reading success begins at birth. Articles in this category offer tips for building reading readiness from birth to five years.
WRITING
Writing includes handwriting as well as keyboarding. Articles in this category offer instruction in different kinds of writing, beginning with the ability to print.
SPELLING
English spelling is challenging, but it is not the mess some people claim it is. The articles in this category offer a simple, systematic approach to teaching spelling.
GRAMMAR
The native English speaker who understands the rules for pronouns and verbs will make few grammatical errors. The articles in this category offer practical grammar advice.
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POP CULTURE
Children are constantly bombarded by messages from the culture around them. Articles in this category offer reviews and critiques of children’s television and other influential media.

PUBLIC EDUCATION
One of the most precious institutions we have is the public education system. Articles in this category offer suggestions for making the most of public education at the local level.

HOME MATTERS
A child’s first five years are the most important for emotional and intellectual development. Articles in this category survey the possibilities open to parents of newborns.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
Reading comprehension requires a fund of knowledge in the reader. Articles in this category provide the sort of information necessary for  basic cultural literacy.