All posts by Ashley DiMercurio

Fall in Love with Reading: My 7 Favorite Fall Books and Bonus Fall Literacy Activities

I love fall! I love the trees, the cooler temps, the pumpkin spice, and cozy warm feelings that come with this time of year and of course, reading my favorite fall books with my children. The passing of the seasons is one of my favorite things about living in Vermont.  One of the best ways […]

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Digital Literacy vs. Digital Fluency

It’s no secret that more and more learning is happening online. It’s more important than ever to be both digitally literate and fluent.

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Why You Should Invest in Learning Games

I like to use them in my homeschool and with my students. If you’re not sure it’s worth investing in a game library for your home, I’m here to say it absolutely is.

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Top 3 Reasons You Need a Book Nook in Your Home

If you have a struggling reader at home it is not too late to turn things around. It’s going to be a journey, not a sprint though. My son started reading on track with all the other kindergarteners in his class. I still remember some of the first times he read to me. I was […]

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Distance Learning During a Crisis

I keep hearing of more and more school closings. With everything going on with the current crisis there is a lot of talk about online learning. If your school hasn’t closed yet, there’s a chance they will in the coming weeks and it’s unclear for how long. I’ve been teaching online for almost two years […]

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10 Steps to a More Confident Reader

You can help your child be a more confident reader. It is very common for unmotivated readers to be struggling readers. Imagine…If it is hard to read, you probably won’t be very motivated to do it more. One way we can improve motivation in readers is to first build up their confidence. They need to […]

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3 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Sight Words

Do you have a child at home working on learning sight words?  Do you wonder how to help your child learn sight words? Are you bored with the same old activities? If you answered YES to any of the questions above, then this post is for you! I’m going to share 3 things you probably […]

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Finding A “Just Right” Book

Have you ever wondered how to help your child pick a book? Maybe you’re worried that the books they are picking are too hard? Or too easy? I want to help you KNOW if they are reading a Just Right Book. I’m going to give you two tools you can use today to get started picking […]

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Comprehension Starter Kit

Did you know that children who have comprehension issues often fly under the radar? Educators are quick to notice the children that are struggling with decoding words and reading fluency in early elementary school, but often comprehension issues aren’t discovered until later in their school career. Difficulty with reading comprehension creates challenges in all areas […]

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Are You Making These 3 Fatal Mistakes When it Comes to Teaching the Alphabet?

Let’s chat about 3 big mistakes that might be holding you back from teaching your children the alphabet.  As you read this, I want you to be honest with yourself. Are you currently making any of these 3 mistakes? If you are, don’t worry — I’ve included some tips to help you fix them! Mistake […]

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