Category Archives: Education

Reading to the Pre-Born and the New Born

During the last year I have talked to many women who read to their child when in the  womb. They had positive reports on how well the child is doing post birth. Current ages ranged from new born to in … Continue reading

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Early Reading pays Dividends

With recent riots occurring in various cities the reality of poor education is brought to light yet again. Over 90% of eighth graders in Detroit public schools are below grade level in reading. This is not unusual in large cities. … Continue reading

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Ramping up – Help us Win!

At last we have a ‘store’ on Amazon.com. Sales of the Hard Cover edition of “The Mystery at the Birdfeeder” will go live on Presidents Day, February 18, 2013! We would like to sell enough copies on that day to … Continue reading

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Surprize Visitor – Red-headed Woodpecker

The red-headed woodpecker is the most aggressive of the woodpeckers and is found south of Michigan and generally east of the Mississippi River.  The red-bellied woodpecker is often confused with the red-headed woodpecker since it is much more common in … Continue reading

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Saying Words is NOT Reading – It’s just “in one ear and out the other”

  Or we could say: “In the eyes and out the mouth”. Does anything happen in between (the ears)? The purpose of reading is the conveyance of information. Reading provides information or may describe a scene. Emphasis is often placed … Continue reading

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SAT Scores Not Up TO Par

On the news today it was reported that the SAT scores are dismal. Reading scores under 500 and the math scores just above. The scores have been declining since the mid 1960’s with many suggestions as to possible causes. None … Continue reading

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