How Sentence Modeling Helps Kids Write Better

How Sentence Modeling Helps Kids Write Better

Common Core Writing incorporates a variety of techniques to help children learn how to write better. One of these methods, called sentence modeling, allows students to visualize how the individual words connect to form a complete thought. The sentence modeling...
How Manipulatives Help Kids Learn

How Manipulatives Help Kids Learn

Manipulatives are physical things like blocks and shapes that are used to teach children a new concept. They have been very popular in teaching math for many years. Studies have shown that using manipulatives helps kids make real world connections with what they are...
Sentence Diagramming is Out, Modeling is In

Sentence Diagramming is Out, Modeling is In

In 1847, a man named Stephen Watkins Clark created a teaching tool he called “sentence mapping.” These strings of interconnected bubbles were designed to teach children sentence construction and the parts of speech. Despite being incredibly innovative, the idea...
How Grammar Skills can Fuel Creativity

How Grammar Skills can Fuel Creativity

Many people believe that lessons on grammar and parts of speech for kids will stifle their creativity. They think children will be so busy trying to think about how to say something that they will not be able to fully express what they are trying to say. However, the...