May, 2018 - Horizon Academy


A Tutor’s Perspective: Learning From Students Each Day

May 29, 2018

Written by Aly Burnett, Tutor This year I have had the opportunity to work with Elementary, Middle and Upper Team students while tutoring in Orton-Gillingham (O-G), and KU Writing Strategies. It has been extremely rewarding to provide instruction at various levels using the Orton-Gillingham approach. Additionally, being trained in KU Writing Strategies this past year has helped me broaden my knowledge of and approach to writing. While looking back on this school year, I feel like one of the major take-a-ways for me is recognizing how much I have learned from my reading and writing students this year.     One…

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Preventing the Summer Slide

May 15, 2018

Written by Ms. Linton, Elementary Teacher As we make our way into the final months of the school year, there have been quite a few requests about how to avoid the ‘Summer Slide.’   Unfortunately, I am not referring to that awesome green slide at the waterpark, but instead the decrease in reading ability or any other academic skill that is neglected over the summer.  Recent literature states that students on average lose between 25-30% of their school year during the summer months, which makes for a difficult transition back to school in the fall.   The solution for avoiding the…

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