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TRUST Tip Titles April 2002 to January 2008
- An interesting thought on praise
- Oh, those b's and d's!
- Keep that "Twisted List" handy
- Don't start with sight words!
- Two crucial steps in producing confident, independent readers
- Some simple ways to make good spellers
- Pesky pronouns: I or me? He or Him? They or them? An easy way to tell
- Some ways to keep your teaching sessions positive
- How should we handle the irregular words in our language? Part 1
- How should we handle the irregular words in our language? Part 2
- A tiny, often-mispronounced word!
- When nonsense words are the perfect tool
- Tell them "Ten minutes is enough."
- They're? Their? There? An easy way to explain which one to use
- Learning to be a "vowel hopper"
- Ways to help with some other sound-alikes
- A terrible twosome: lie and lay
- Two more confusing pairs: sit/set and rise/raise
- A serious mistake
- A roll of drums!
- How to get the most out of TRUST Tales
- The two sounds of /c/ and /g/. What's the rule?
- Take a deep breath...
- Does is LOOK right?
- Pros and cons of "Inventive Spelling"
- "Kid Writing"
- IS it a comprehension problem?
- Ten million of them ... and counting
- What is the main cause of widespread illiteracy in the USA?
- More convincing evidence
- "It takes too long." Really?
- Keep reading to them.
- Is /w/ ever a vowel?
- What do we want in a "fluent" reader?
- Waking up those ears!
- Silent or oral reading: What's the best balance?
- Teach your students these irregular verbs.
- Parents, supervise your beginning printers. (over)
- Rerun of Tip #4
- Rerun of Tip #5
- Rerun of Tip #6
- How to start turning illiteracy around
- Another way to give them support
- A great activity: "Directions in Threes"
- Easy way to sound out words ending in -tion
- In praise of points
- Facts about words ending in-ate
- A Treasure Hunt -- much fun!
- Don't try to remember that word.
- Rerun of Tip #1
- Rerun of Tip #7
- Decoding problems? Put the consonants around the vowels.
- The Kit: A favorite with kids of all ages
- Spelling problems? Some ways to help
- Rules, Part 1: Keep them simple.
- Rules, Part 2: Students learn the rules by DOING them.
- My new invention
- Why first graders should not be timed
- When flash cards are helpful
- Rerun of Tip #3
- Rerun of Tip #9
- Rerun of Tip #10
- Smoothing out the consonant blends
- A new product in the TRUST program!
- Consonant digraphs: Some potential trouble spots