I have been approached to put together a program to help children that are not reading at grade level move themselves forward. Do you have some suggestions for me?
Since it is a whole program you would be putting together, to start, the children would have a great time with doing a series of “convincers”. One is that of making their own string and nut strings for pendulums and practicing making them go back and forth and around in a circle by "using just their minds". This has a great effect on their willingness to see how powerful their minds are, and how that can be transferred to improving their reading ability. Hands or fingers sticking together, balloons raising arms, etc. are other convincers that are especially fun for children.
Also, the script I wrote on Expanding your Boundaries (the Electric Fence story) can be adapted to about any age level, and gets at any ingrained unconscious beliefs of the mind’s limitations.
My specialty book called Learning and Memory, my Great Escapes volumes I, IV and VII for children, or individual scripts listed on my web site under Learning, have several things suitable to reading better. I doubt that I would be able to think of anything that isn’t already shared in that material.
I hope these are helpful additions. The “fence story” is in the Learning and Memory book and, I believe, included as well under Learning in the individual script section of my e-store. Let me know how it goes. I’d love to see a copy of your work once you’ve completed your program plans.