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21 Life Skills for Homeschoolers

As a special educator who works with homeschoolers, developing life skills is a priority for most of my students and families. Life skills are the skills needed to meet one’s needs with increasing independence and live autonomously. Life skills are important for all children not just children with disabilities. Life skills may look different depending on the child, their abilities, needs, interests, and age. I collaborate with parents to embed life skills into academic learni

Integrating Science and Reading Comprehension

#homeschool #specialeducation #tutoring #reading #readingcomprehension #science #autism #adhd Integrating interest-based science concepts has been key to the reading comprehension gains of my students. This is especially true for my Autistic students who have a preference for non-fiction reading material. Integrating science into reading comprehension not only engages students but also develops essential background knowledge and vocabulary needed for reading comprehension su

Child-Centered Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension instructional practices in the US public education system emphasize skills needed to master testing standards. Practices include testing interactions before, during, and after teaching. Oftentimes the emphasis on testing and data collection overtakes teaching time. Working with homeschoolers has allowed me to shift toward a child-centered approach to reading comprehension. Child-centered instruction aims to support academic growth while honoring the chil

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