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Learning Disabilities: The Matthew Effect; How to Close the Gap

The Matthew effect is often summarized by the saying “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” In the context of learning disabilities it refers to an ever growing gap between the child’s expected and actual academic performance. What needs to be done, of course, is to close this gap.

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Edublox Explained and Your Questions Answered

Edublox Online Tutor is an online platform that houses products and services to improve various aspects of learning. Our programs include Development Tutor, Reading Tutor and Live Tutor.

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Dyslexia: The Three Pillars of Edublox Intervention

A concerned mom writes: “My son has just been diagnosed with dyslexia. It runs in our family – my husband has the same, and so did his father. Because my husband has experienced first-hand the anxiety, low self-esteem and academic mayhem this reading disorder can cause, we want the best help for our son. How can Edublox assist?”

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Free Teaching Resources and Worksheets, K-8

Free teaching resources for classroom teachers and homeschool families: worksheets, videos and articles.

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Spelling Rule: -tch or -ch?

When you hear the /ch/ sound at the end of a syllable AND it is immediately preceded by a short vowel (e.g. catch), it is spelled -tch.

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Spelling Rule: -k or -ck?

This spelling rule applies to the END of words, and is only reliable with single syllable words.

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NEW!! Beating Dyslexia and Acalculia: A Live Edublox Case Study

Meet Vivienne, a beautiful 11-year-old American girl, who was adopted from China at age 5½. Since her adoption, her parents have focused on helping her catch up on her development delays. While progress has been made, her academics still have a long way to go...

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Humans Are Born with Brains ‘Prewired’ to See Words

Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study suggests. Analyzing brain scans of newborns, researchers found that this part of the brain -- called the 'visual word form area' (VWFA) -- is connected to the language network of the brain.

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Dr. Chris Barnard and the First Heart Transplant

The heart is a powerful symbol. We use it in language to convey many ideas. We talk about the most important part of a subject as the “heart of the matter”. Following the Bible, we talk about a “heart of stone”.

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Spelling Rule: Is It ai or ay?

We use “ai” in the beginning or middle of the word (aim, rain, pail, train) or syllable (airplane) and “ay” at the end of the word (play, stay, day, May) or syllable (playmate).

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Reading Comprehension Worksheet: Five of the World’s Deserts

When we think of deserts, we think of a huge, hot, lonely space. We even use the word “deserted” to describe a hopeless feeling. It might surprise you to learn that not all deserts are hot, and some of them are very small! We are going to learn about five of the world’s deserts in this article.

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When Two Vowels Go Walking…

Children have long recited the spelling rule, "When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking,” -- meaning it says its name. For example, in brain you hear the A, but not the I. In soap you hear the O, but not the A.

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