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Merit Question and Answers Web Log

We receive many emails from parents, teachers, therapists and students asking if we can help them. By viewing the answers we've provided, you might gain insight as to how we can help you too

Recently Answered Questions:

ESL Intermediate grammar suggestion

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: ESL Students Competency: Below Level Hi, I am looking for a way to teach grammar to intermediate ESL adult students, not to children. Can you help me?   ANSWER: We’ve helped many adult ESL intermediate students improve their English grammar. Our most popular resource for this… Read More »

Sentence Structure Software

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: ESL Students Competency: Below Level I am looking for ways to help my students improve their sentence and writing structure. Is there a place online that might be able to help me with this?   ANSWER: We’ve helped many students improve their sentence and writing structure.… Read More »

Too Embarrassed to Go to Huntington Learning Center

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level My son is in 6th grade. Reading comprehension is a struggle. In the past, we have sent him to Huntington Learning Center to work with a tutor. Now he tells me he is too embarrassed to continue going. Can your online reading comprehension… Read More »

15 Year-Old Struggles with Reading Comprehension and Writing Essay Responses

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level My 15 year-old daughter takes essay writing and reading comprehension assessment tests that require her to read and then write an essay and answer questions about what she read. She has a terrible time writing essays or essay answers, and getting what she… Read More »

Online Reading Programs for Special Education

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level I am a special education teacher at the elementary level. My district is looking into buying some new online reading programs. The levels of the students vary, with a large portion of the students having autism. Any suggestions/recommendations would be very helpful!  … Read More »

EC kids need CCSS writing grammar help

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Writing Mechanics & Grammar Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level Working with EC kids who need common core writing and grammar help. I am applying for a grant to purchase software. How can you help me?   ANSWER: Thanks for your inquiry. We have helped many EC students to improve their… Read More »

Diascriptive Reading Alternative

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level For many years we had used a reading program called Diascriptive Reading. It no longer being updated by the company that made it. Do you have something similar we can use in its place?   ANSWER: We have helped many students improve their… Read More »

Aspergers Reading Comprehension Help

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Parent Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level My son has Aspergers but is having difficulties with Reading Comprehension. I am looking for a way to supplement his school work. His teacher isn’t helping. Any suggestions are welcome.   ANSWER: Merit has helped many Asperger kids improve their comprehension skills. Our… Read More »

Reading Programs for Common Core Standards

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level I’m looking for a reading program to help my students with the Common Core standards. The ideal program will help them deal with complex text and academic vocabulary.   ANSWER: Thanks for contacting Merit. Our web based reading and vocabulary programs help students… Read More »

Help Needed with RTI Tier 2 Students

QUESTION: Area of Concern: Reading Comprehension Submitted by: Teacher Grade Level: Special Education Competency: Below Level My school is 90% free/red. lunch; our RTI pyramid is inverted. HUGE percentage is Tier 2. Can you help us?   ANSWER: Merit reading programs have been successfully used in many schools in your position. Our best programs for this purpose are Reading… Read More »