Ten Tips to Improve Spelling in Writing

If spelling is incorrect in writing, the intended message may be unclear. Imagine the chaos caused by this husband’s incorrect spelling of here.  "I’m having a wonderful time, I wish you were her." Here are ten simple tips that will help your child make certain spelling is correct. It all relates to editing. Spelling is taught in […]

How to Improve Results in Reading and Spelling

       GET YOUR TENTACLES INTO SUPPORTING CHILDREN IN LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE  We are always looking for ways to improve results. There are some basic principles that will improve results in any area. As an example, I am going to use a small remediation group of aged nine and ten children that I […]

Phonics for Reading

                                                                   For years I have been concerned about the overuse of eye memory (visual memory) as opposed to ear memory (auditory memory). This does not mean that I don’t believe that visual memory is important, it is, BUT the fact of the matter is that visual memory begins to collapse if it is […]

Phonics is FUN

                                                                 Can you work out the code in the shells above? This is what Phonics can be like when children are learning to read. Working out how to work out the abstract code of symbols (letters) and the sounds that they make (Phonics) can be challenging for some children. Just as you […]

Improve Spelling Results

                                                                                                              Background  Spelling is a fascinating subject. If children begin learning spelling strategies early in their studies, they too, will be fascinated with spelling and move from one level to another. This is a general Spelling article and each week, this month, I will extend on this topic. Phonological Awareness    http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/phonological-awareness Follow the […]

Phonological Awareness, Syllables

                                      Over the last few sessions we have discussed the importance of attention when teaching or talking to children. Today, we are going to look at syllables. Syllables are one component of Phonological Awareness which is the greatest predictor of reading success. Syllables, to me, are the most fascinating part of Phonological Awareness because […]

Preparing for Phonological Awareness with Attention Activities

                                                                       Stand up and pay attention   Last week we discussed the greatest predictor of reading and spelling success, Phonological Awarenesss.To make certain that Phonological Awareness is successful, the child must be able to maintain attention. So, for today’s content I will look at activities that can be used for this purpose. Alertness is […]

Sounding for Beginning Readers

Sounding for beginning readers must never be underestimated. We are talking about the sounding skills that children learn to tune their ears before they begin the formal learning of PHONICS. This skill, called Phonological Awareness, is the GREATEST predictor of reading and spelling success. Research has been telling us this for years but still some […]

Concepts of Print for Early Readers

     Reading Four Once children are interested in reading, and as a parent you are continuing to read to them on a nightly basis,  begin to teach the Concepts of Print which we began in the previous session, Reading Three. Concepts of Print are technical skills about print that are directly related to how reading works. In previous articles we explored […]

*Improve Picture Understanding and See Better Results

  Reading Blogg 3 The beginnings of teaching your child to read starts with a solid foundation in language. This means that the child must develop language to express himself effectively and develop understanding of what is being said or read to him. One way of developing these skills is to expose your child to experiences that […]

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