11th grader needs help with vocabulary
My son is an eleventh grader with a reading instructional level of 8th grade. Insufficient vocabulary. Looking for a lesson plan which incorporates vocabulary building and phonic awareness techniques.... read more
Alternative high school students need help in all areas
I teach at an alternative high school. Reading ability by most students is below grade level. All academic areas are of concern. Students have no outside reading interests. Vocabulary is limited as are their life experiences. Many have never ventured more than 30 miles from their home. Any... read more
High School Students need help with Reading Comprehension
High School Students need help with Reading Comprehension I have 17 9th and 10th grade students who scored low on the reading comprehension of the TAP test. They are not motivated to improve their skills. I need activities to help them... read more
High School Students with No Critical Thinking Ability
The students here are from a rural area, many of which have not been outside their most immediate environment. They have a carefree attitude that shows they could care less if they attain knowledge of any sort, and many do not see the need to learn any more than their grandparents learned. They... read more
Students Need Help in Math.
Students are in the 14-18 age group and are of mixed ability. Many are highly motivated and some seem to be underachieving. Most students come with very weak foundation in... read more
High School Writing help needed!
Need some exercises to help me with basic grammar to help increase my writing skills. We are doing a review this year and I have forgotten some of the basic rules of... read more
Hardworking student has no reading comprehension.
Student has always had a reading problem, but has the heart of a lion. The student works very hard at the level of the class but comprehension of reading materials puts this student behind no matter... read more
Trouble with High School Math.
Up until last year my daughter has been an 'A' student in Math. We got a tutor for her last year and she managed to get a C+. She is having trouble again this... read more
Bilingual Students need English Learning Help
Group of young eager boys whose mother tongue and the language spoken at home is not English. They will be first generation speakers. They do not read other than the text. I am searching for something that can stimulate their language skills. i.e.grammatical and creative writing. I have given them... read more
SOL's coming up- my students need fast help with writing!
My students are scheduled to take the state SOL's (exit examination) for Writing. They have minimal understanding of the subject matter. They operate best with hands on materials activities; however, worksheets are scarce and transparencies are... read more
I teach 9th grade students who are below grade level in Reading...
I teach 9th grade students who are below grade level in Reading. Their deficiencies range from phonics skills, comprehension, vocabulary, spelling, etc. Most of my students are on a reading level between 5th grade - 8th... read more
I can't write an essay no matter how hard I try.
I am 17 years old and cannot understand how to write an essay no matter how I try, unless I am helped. Do you have any writing software that can help... read more
Child with emotional problems-will your products help?
Hi. My daughter suffers from clinic depression and has low self esteem issues- this reflects on her schooling of course. She is a freshmen in high school and is behind on EVERYTHING. She has low motivation and tutors don't seem to help her much. Can your products help? If so, what do you... read more
Looking for alternative to text books to motivate troubled teens.
I teach troubled teens who are at or below grade average. They are 6-12 and I am looking for alternatives to text books to teach them. Any help would be appreciated.... read more
I need a program with many ESL Practice Exercises - Can you help?
Hi. I am Spanish student and I'm having trouble with English. I'm taking SAT's next semester and need lots of practice. Do you have software that can help me? Thanks a lot.... read more
I need algebra tutoring software for a high school student that knows NOTHING.
hi. I'm tutoring a 15 year and he knows NOTHING. Really. Besides the basics (adding, multiplying,dividing) he knows nothing else. He is a good student in everything else but he has been failing math for years. His parents now want him to catch up (so he can still go to college). Do you think... read more
What program should I choose for High School Reading Comprehension?
All of your programs seem like they would be a great help for my students, however, I intend to purchase 30 stations and my budget only allows me to get two. Which one's would you suggest to better prepare my 11th graders for their SAT's (reading comp.... read more
Accelerated Reader and Merit Software
I am a parent of 2 teenagers. My two children are doing great in school. They are both in IB and get straight A's. I am, however, concerned about the 400 or so students that are barely reading above 8th grade level. I am interested in starting a program for the school that helps them. I spoke with... read more
9th Grade students need help with English literature
My 9th grade students are struggling in my Literature class. They have no interest in literature or in English or in school. I am a recent graduate and I'm not sure how to help them. Any... read more
Does your software complement Plato software?
My students are using Plato software to help them with reading comprehension. It seems to be working out fine, but they still need additional help. The problem is that our budget is fairly low this year,making plato software out of the question. Will your software complement the software that the... read more
Software for the deaf
WE ARE DEAFIES, LIKE TO LEARN BETTER GRAMMAR OR ENGLISH FOR THE DEAF ? LIKE THE CDS MUST HAVE CLOSED CAPTIONS ? BECAUSE WE CAN NOT HEAR ANY VOICE, OKAY. PLEASE ANSWER US SOON,... read more
Getting 10th grader to read is like pulling teeth
My child is in the 10th grade. Getting him to read is just like pulling teeth. Will the Vocabulary Super Stretch help him with the PSAT or... read more
Essay Writing Help for ESL and Struggling Students
I need to write an essay about how we should not be allowed to own guns, but I am having trouble. Can you... read more
Help with writing an essay
I am writing a essay on emminem and how his music connects with his life and backround im having trouble putting a topic and clarifying and completing sentences together. Cna u help me... read more
Honors student needs help with writing an effective essay.
A first honors student who is having difficulty writing an effective essay. Will the essay punch software help her with topic of her own choosing or must she choose from list of choices in... read more
Help with Reading Comprehension - My daughter forgets what she reads.
My daughter is pretty smart. However, when she has a Reading Comprehension Test, it is hard to answer questions because she forgets what she has read... read more
Trouble with reading math problems.
She is a good worker in all of her other classes. She has truble in math because of it is hard for her to understand and it is hard for her to read math as... read more
Learning to Improve English Comprehension and Vocabulary
Learning to improve English comprehension and vocabulary, 16 years old. Quick... read more
15 year old having problems with reading comprehension
She's a 15 year and having problems with reading, having problem comprehending what she has read.... read more
Below Level Student Needs Help With Writing
Twelfth graders most of whom are slightly below to several grades below grade level in writing competency. Those who do express an aspiration plan on attending community college after high... read more
Algebra Tutoring program
I am trying to get better in math. I have dificulties with algebra, since this is my second year in 9th grade. I am trying to get my grade up and have a high GPA. Do you have any algebra tutoring program that can help... read more
9th grader with vocabulary, reading skills at 5th grade level
My son is a 9th grader who has always made A's and B's. We transfered him to a private college prep school and have found his vocabulary, reading and written language skills are way below grade level (5th grade). How do we get started to bring him to grade level and... read more
Best software for improving 9th grade comprehension
My son will be graduating from 8th grade and will attend HS this fall. His reading comprehension is poor and he is reading below his grade level (7th grade). His grammar skills are average, but could be improved as well. Please recommend software for improving reading comprehension and grammar... read more
Help with Dyslexia, Processing, and Short Term Memory Issues
I have a 15 yr old child with several academic learning disabilities: dyslexia, processing, and short term memory difficulty. Are any of these programs set up to help. Will he be able to do these... read more
Problems with comprehension and report writing
My daughter has problems with comprehension, report writing, putting a story line together. She isn't overly interested in reading. She is a very motivated student however and works extremely... read more
NCLB and Exceptional Children
I teach special education at the high school level in Oregon. NCLB has raised expectations so high, that it is difficult for a special needs child to actually achieve. Now don't get me wrong, I believe in my students and that they can achieve great things. I could use your advice as to the best... read more
ITED test prep
I am working with a child in Iowa that needs to take the ITED tests in late October. He is a junior this year. Do you have a software package for this? Do I need to know more specific information about the specific... read more
ACT reading score help
My daughter is a senior in High School and recently scored a 15 on the reading section of the ACT test. She must inprove fast in order to retake the test and qualify for a scholarship. Theses are also skills she must have in order to due well in college. Which program will best help her. I... read more
Hello, my daughter is 17 and is having to repeat the 12th grade because she didn't pass the CAHSEE and she is reading at grade level 7.8 Since the 5th grade, she has been having problems retaining what she learned and also, she needs help with comprehension. I need to know if you have a program... read more
9th grade reading help
Student will be in the 9th grade next school year. Public school. In Honors Reading Language Arts & Algebra. He is weak in comprehension most likely due to minimal interest in reading. Only reads when required to do... read more
Staying focused while reading
My son readily admits he has difficulty staying focused when reading. When he can struggle through, he can understand what he just read and can correctly answer questions if given immediately after the reading. A day or two later is a real... read more
Need Help with Reading Comprehension on FCAT
I'm looking for a software program to use for the summer to help my son entering high school. He doesn't like to read and scores low on FCAT testing in reading... read more
ESL students with no knowledge of process
I teach ESL students ages 14-19. They have a variety of educational bckgrounds. At this point in time all perform below grade level due to lack of language skills. They have no prior knowledge of... read more
School says he should take remedial classes
14 year old male. School district says he should be in remedial program based on one test showing his performance at the 8th grade level with strong vocabulary skills. He is making A's in all subject except language arts, in which it is a high B. I disagree that he needs a remedial program. ... read more
Nervous about writing test
I am registered to start some writing courses in college. I have a grammar program and a spell checker in my own computer. Before I start my courses I am supposed to write an english assessment test, so that they can decide at what level of communications I will be placed. Before I take this test I... read more
Reading comprehension program for independent study
We work with students grades 7-12 in an independent study (one on one) school. Most of our students are below grade level in reading comprehension. We are looking for an appropriate computer based program that students can do independently and doesn't require classroom teaching. Which of your... read more
Having problems with their writing.
My students are 15 to 18 yr old males and they are studying basic engineering. They will be graduating as technicians but they are having problems with their writing. Any idea of how to... read more
Underprivileged high school kids need help with writing and grammar
I teach rural, underprivileged high school kids. My students are having a few issues with writing and... read more
Teaching HS Students to Write...HELP!
We have just started the school year, and I am shocked by the poor writing skills of my 9th grade class. We have not progressed past simple narrative paragraph writing, but the students are truly lost. They have no idea how to write a topic sentence, how to organize their paragraph, or how... read more
Students Need Help Passing High School Exit Exam
My school has a very low graduation rate. Many of our students are failing the high school exit exam multiple times. They are giving up on getting their diplomas. Some of the teachers here are starting a program to help these students. What software would you... read more
He is having trouble with starting the essay and organizing his ideas
My son is going to take the GED exam and it is required to write a short essay. He is having trouble with starting the essay and organizing his ideas. ... read more
TAKS Practice Software
I'm looking for some good TAKS practice software. I need to improve our test scores, but our kids don't like using anything that teaches to the to the test. Can you help... read more
Reading Intervention Program?
I am looking for some advice on a reading intervention program that you would recommend for 9th graders other than Voyager or Read180. The program would be used with struggling readers in the school.... read more
Can’t Wait for Reading Assessment Results. Need Help Now.
Our students have trouble with reading comprehension – reading stories and understanding what they're about...not just the younger kids but high school students and even the adults that I teach at a local college. My goal is to have some way to help them with their literacy skills instead of... read more
English curriculum help for high school homeschooling
I have everything decided for 9th grade EXCEPT for English and it's driving me crazy. All of my homeschool friends use Christian publishers, so I can't ask them without getting "the look". I need something that covers General English (even 8th grade level is fine). We are doing Wordly Wise... read more
Working with students with a wide range of reading levels
The reading levels in my class range from 4th to 11th grade. Our school has 60% English language learners. How can I challenge each of them at their own... read more
Seeking Writing Enhancements
We are looking for ways to enhance our students' writing skills. They need help across the board -- developing ideas, providing supporting details, organizing thoughts, using proper language. We also need to have a basic measure of assessment. Can you help... read more
Looking for Better Instructional Ideas for At-Risk Students
This urban high school's population are largely first-generation college students who do not have the supports to navigate the college system and culture. Almost half the students are below level on their MAPS test. We want to expand our blended learning and 1:1 program. We are looking for an... read more