The teaching of spelling should be part of an interwoven literacy curriculum, where creativity can sit alongside mechanics as partners not enemies. Continue reading
I really hate spelling lists, you know the ones when the words come out on a Monday and a test is on a Friday. The ones that have badly spelt words from the previous week or they are from some list that was concocted from a high frequency words list or worse still a topic vocabulary list! Continue reading
Here are 10 amazing resources that will help your children become actively involved in the reading process. Children learn best by investigating, discovering and exploring new information. A Multisensory approach to learning and processing information is the best way to learn. If you think about it anything engaging in life involves more than 1 sense — actively involve your children in the learning process!
Learning to read is the most important thing your child will do during their primary years. It is a complex process that takes considerable practice. We are not hardwired to read in the same way we are to speak. It all comes down to deciphering a picture like code and fitting the pieces together to make meaning. Continue reading