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Hooked on Spelling

All About Spelling Works !!! Over the last few years I have been using an excellent spelling resource that produces amazing results. That resource  is  All About Spelling. I am telling you about this program because I have noticed on different forums that parents and teachers have been concerned about the way some children are being taught spelling. This has […]

Decoding Word Strategies

How often do you listen to your child read and notice that when he comes to decoding  multisyllabic words, he mumbles and keeps on going? I have experienced this so many times that I wonder if it is in the DNA! These are the children who aren’t self monitoring for meaning, they are getting the […]

Spelling with Pre-Schoolers

        Teaching spelling with pre-schoolers lays a solid foundation for building knowledge and confidence that will have huge benefits now and in the future. I recently read an article that said spelling was one of the most tested subjects but the least taught. I would have to agree whole heartedly. In most cases, children are given a weekly […]

Spelling Fast Tracked to Success

                                                                       Spelling can be fast tracked by building a solid foundation. This process can be likened to building a house. Builders make certain that the base of the structure is solid, this is checked by councils and engineers so that the building stands firm through all seasons. A similar process applies to spelling.Checking children’s  basic spelling skills  makes certain […]

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 […]

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