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Teaching Your Child to Read Through Experience and Pictures

                        In the previous post I gave a general background to using personal experiences to improve reading outcomes. This post elaborates on this concept. How do experiences improve reading? Children develop their world knowledge through their personal experiences. These experiences allow children to use their knowledge of the world to help them to read […]

Improve Reading with Experiences

Teaching children to read should be fun, BUT, unfortunately, this is not the experience of most parents.  I can still remember, with horror, the tension that surrounded my efforts to get my boys to practise their reading…there was no enjoyment!!!!  It was painful to say the least.  Thank God they had great teachers!!!!  I hope […]

Struggling Readers

                                                      Every classroom has a number of students that struggle in reading. Struggling readers are divided into three groups, those that have difficulty reading the words accurately, those that have problems understanding and those who have trouble with fluency. All are struggling readers to some degree or other. The most important point is to make certain […]

What is Dyslexia? What can we do to help?

     Dyslexia is an inherited brain condition that is a difference in the wiring of the brain. It is one of the most common learning disabilities. Dyslexia is a language based disability in basic reading and spelling. The difficulties are related to the connection between sounds and written letters. Cutting up words (decoding) knowing individual words, poor reading fluency and spelling weaknesses […]

The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention

  Attention is a BIG problem in today’s classrooms when teaching kids to read, write and spell. http://www.letterboxlearntoread.com/teaching-kids-read-spell-write-ready-naplan-testing Inattention shows up in children for many different reasons and is a complex problem. BUT there are ways to support these children. The Insider’s Guide to Improving Attention offers ways to support children bit by bit to […]

Teaching Kids to Read, Write and Spell.

                                Teaching kids to read, write and spell can be improved with a focus on improving Oral Language.In this article I just wanted to get you on the road with some basic information that will help you support your child before the NAPLAN results are put into the back of our mind. These thoughts […]

A Vocabulary Journey. What is a Tilt Train, Mummy?

Do you know what a tilt train is? Do you know how it is different to an ordinary train? A friend of mine took her young son on a tilt train to Bundaberg. When they got to their destination the little boy asked everyone in sight, “What is a tilt train?” No one could tell […]

Improve Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension

                    How to improve vocabulary and reading comprehension is vital to academic success. Comprehension is what reading is all about, so it follows that knowing the meaning of words helps understanding. In this blog I will write about the impact of vocabulary knowledge on reading and three simple strategies that will improve vocabulary in […]

Is Your Child’s Vocabulary Causing Poor Reading Comprehension?

There are two areas of reading that need to be fixed before Year Four, accuracy and comprehension. Some children have problems with accuracy or comprehension others have problems in both areas. That is why it is extremely important to have a professional check the extent of reading difficulties. Accuracy is the ability to read words […]