Phonics With Intermediate Readers

Nov 5, 2016 by

Intermediate children continue to develop their knowledge of how words work. They have a firm foundation in word patterns and how to take apart educationwords in both reading and writing. They have learned how to take words apart quickly and efficiently using word patterns such as –ink or –ight. They have also learned how to decode by analogy, but they need further instruction in three areas: prefixes and suffixes, less common letter combinations, and vocabulary development.

Prefixes and Suffixes

  • Children learn common prefixes such as un-, re-, dis-, and im-.
  • They also learn suffixes such as -ly, -ful, -tion, -sion, and -able.
  • Learning prefixes and suffixes helps children take apart multi-syllabic words and use the meaning of those parts to infer the meaning of an unknown word.
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All the insane things I have done for a job

Oct 8, 2016 by

dreamjob_crop380w_crop380wWe all dream about a great career and it’s so easy to forget all insane jobs we have had before our dream job become the reality. Off the top of my head, I once e-mailed the assistant director of a commercial I worked on as a production assistant after drinking a bottle of wine and told him I thought he was dreamy. He was very good-looking.

He wrote back telling me that he was married. I didn’t know. That was before I reached a ripe enough age to take notice of a man’s left ring finger. What a cow I was. He wrote that he would keep me in mind for future jobs – he liked my directness.

  • I was a server at a French restaurant in Rittenhouse Square in 2010. One time I was made to hand out champagne
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Homeless to Harvard-Inspiring and Touching Story of Beating the Odds

Sep 3, 2016 by

The journey of life is guaranteed to present a series of challenges.  For some people, those challenges are greater than one could ever imagine.  Unfortunately, in the world we live in, there are challenges that can be classified as unfair, unconscionable, or unbelievable.

The story of Dawn Loggins is one of these stories that break your heart and bring you joy at the same time.  Having Will Power mean one is able to beat the odds of what’s presented to them.  We are not able to dictate the cards we are dealt, but we do control how we play those cards and how we respond.  Dawn Loggins is a great example of how you can will yourself to making your dreams become a reality. Dawn’s story demonstrates great strength, perseverance and resilience with a determined spirit to not give up.…

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My MBA Skills come from tryouts

Aug 5, 2016 by

I always say that I learned important MBA lessons by spending most of my weeknights preparing for the play, and my weekends in costume and make-up. So when I decided to study MBA I was convinced that knew enough and I just needed to find some accredited programs that will allow me to earn an MBA without worrying about not high enough GMAT score.  I obviously found it and I’m ready to show my skills . So what did I learned you ask?

I learned what a firm deadline is. It never occurred to me that an assignment’s due date could be extended because Opening Night was Opening Night. Never in my life did a performance not happen as scheduled. When I was seven and in my first community theater musical Oklahoma! , one of our leads was seriously …

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Tips For Finding Your Dream Job

Jul 9, 2016 by

9422a17d71b883c689d51bd6eaf4c938There is a bit of misinformation that has permeated the minds of many working individuals when it comes to the idea of a “dream job”. It’s actually not as difficult find as you may believe. It may just be a matter of adjusting your thinking when it comes to finding that one job you could happily be learning forever through of course the right education, says Chris Johnson from MyCareerTools.com

Here is some practical advice for finding your TRUE dream job and being a happier member of the workforce:

Mentally Throw Out Everything You’ve Been Told About What A Dream Job Is

Conventional wisdom states that a dream job is usually something you’ve never done before but absolutely know that if given the chance, it would make you happy. The dream job is perceived as easy and coming naturally.

Most …

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How To Identify Unique Talents -Ask For Help

Apr 9, 2016 by

We all have unique talents, yet a lot of us are blind to them and are quick to identify areas of technical or professional excellence if asked what we do best.

Try to set some time aside over the coming weeks to think about your life using one or both of the approaches I’ll describe below, and in next posts.
You’ll be the better for it.

The aim of this exercise is to have your family/friends/associates identify your unique talents. Unique talents are those particular personal qualities we possess that set us apart from almost all others.

Very often, they come so naturally to us that we may not be aware of them or if aware may not even see them as anything special. Typically they are carried out with an ease and grace that is especially striking to the …

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Is Cheating on School Tests Wrong?

Jan 9, 2016 by

Time and time again I notice that students are copying each other in high school (mostly just homework). They do this because either a) they don’t get what’s going on but don’t want to get a bad grade or b) they are lazy. A lot of the material learned in high school is never used again in your life. For the kid who wants to be an engineer, English isn’t his biggest interest. In fact, he’ll probably never need to know how to speak perfectly. Also, the kid who wants to do something with math as a career could care less about Biology. Or a kid who want to drop out and go for GED classes that are everywhere in the US if the school will become too demanding.


So is cheating wrong? To be honest, I really don’t think …

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What’s The Best Workout Music

Nov 18, 2015 by

c273035d5ca44822eb7a000db0f2918aI talk a lot about motivation here on my blog, with my clients, or in other articles I write. No matter if you want to lose weight, build muscle mass, or just try to live a healthier life, fitness and workouts are a big part of the deal. But what do you do when you just can’t motivate yourself?

There are lots of little tips and tricks that will help you get your butt from the sofa and in the gym.

You can ask a friend to be your workout buddy, you can join a running group or take some fitness classes, you can put out an old pair of jeans you want to fit in again to remind you of your goals, and so on. You tried it all but nothing worked? Okay, here is another trick that will …

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Blog Action Day – Let’s Talk About Food

Oct 27, 2015 by

Hi all!

Today is Blog Action Day. Every year bloggers around the world focus on one specific topic on blog action day to raise awareness for this topic. This year’s topic is FOOD.

Since this is a health and fitness blog it’s actually not the first time I write about food. 🙂 Instead of giving you a new recipe though I thought I will focus on something different.

Take a look in your refrigerator and tell me what you see. Be honest. Do you see any foods that are already expired? I bet you do. How much food do you throw away each week because you didn’t eat it, you forgot about it, or you prepared too much and didn’t find anybody to eat the left overs?
According to the Agriculture Department Americans toss more than 25 percent of domestically …

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Being a hustler

Sep 28, 2015 by

Choose for educationBeing a hustler. But does that mean exactly? To me, it’s about giving 110%. It’s taking action and going after what you want. It’s turning problems into opportunities. It’s doing the work and manufacturing your own luck. It’s all about action orientation.

Whether it’s landing a big client, writing your first novel, getting that promotion, landing a sponsorship, hitting website traffic goals, or running a marathon; we have some big hairy audacious goals.

Once you reach the pinnacle moment that calls for a big celebration, what’s next? Will you still be celebrating 2 months later?

John C. Maxwell, a leadership expert, speaker, and author, has a sign in his office that says “Yesterday ended last night.”

It’s so simple but carries an important message.…

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Is Whey Protein Bad?

Sep 23, 2015 by

Many people who try to lose weight or want to gain muscle mass supplement with whey protein. And even though it is a well known and recognized product by now there is still the question in most people’s head: Is whey protein bad?
Before we can address this question and go into further detail I want to explain what whey protein is. This kind of protein is made of cow milk and usually emerges as a side product in the course of cheese production. Compared with casein, which is also present in cow milk, it is from higher quality and more soluble, so it gets digested faster.
We usually distinguish between whey protein isolate and whey protein concentrate. While the whey protein concentrates contain anywhere between 30 and 90 percent of protein, depending on composition and brand, the isolated version …

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