Lexile Levels

What is a Lexile level? Lexile levels describe both the difficulty of text and the ability of an individual reader.  For example a text may be determined to be at a lexile level of 550. Students should be reading books that range from 100…

In Hindsight

I was educated in the world of homeschooling to believe that my child would pick up reading when she was ready.   My twin daughters were opposite ends of the spectrum. One began reading at age 5, the other struggled until I finally got her…

Hard Things

In the world of children,  testing is one of the hard things they are required to do. I was opposed to testing and the stress that it causes.  I tried to shelter my now adult children from any and all stress,  but have since changed my…

Failure - How We Grow.

We have been talking a lot about Failure as part of our 21st Century Skills.  It is an interesting subject because of the power it has over us. Failure, and perhaps even worse, the fear of failure, often holds us back. It prevents us from becoming…