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“The Struggling Child In Early Primary School”

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 The Struggling Child. Stop Worrying And Act. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Every parent wants their child to learn to read. I have solutions and sensible advice on taking control. Distressed parents have come to me  about re...
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“How To Teach Hand-Printing”, Literacy In Primary School

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How To Teach Hand-Printing To browse lesson packages click the blue button. How to Teach Hand-Printing gives parents and others step by step instructions. I use the term hand-printing to distinguish it from writing in script from Grade 4. This appl...
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“Homework – Relevant And Short”, In Primary Schools

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Homework - Relevant And Short To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Homework - Relevant And Short is a discussion of important issues relating to every primary school child. It needs serious thought in primary school circles. We know,...
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“Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers”

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Autism And Schools, Asbergers And Teachers To browse lesson packages click the blue button. How A Diagnosis Is Made The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are ...
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“One Hundred Sight Words”, Literacy Early Primary School

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The One Hundred Sight Words Follow The Spelling Rules - Mostly To browse lesson packages click the blue button. The 100 Sight Words for Prep and Grade 1 is the quick route to reading in English. It doesn't change the importance of phonics in early...
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“Teaching The Dyslexic Child, No 1” Primary Schools

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 1 Understand The Research First. To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have been discussed extensively. Research is ongoing and progress is being made. However, Dr Jon Lieff warns t...
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“Teaching The Dyslexic Child No 2” Primary Schools

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The Dyslexic Child In The Classroom To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Dyslexia affects about 4% of children in English-speaking countries. Many children learn quickly through implicit teaching. They catch on.  But dyslexic childr...
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About Us

Kids in school, in my opinion, often do not get longer text reading in the classroom at a more demanding standard. Free reading time in classrooms is excellent but is usually at a slightly lower reading level. Classrooms are busy and noisy places and children are easily distracted. Hence, they often get “grabs” of reading and writing. I offer extended reading of one to two A4 pages in 16pt, 14pt and 12pt in typed material as well as hand-written text for Early Primary, the purpose of which is to extend the child, with you, the parent, as tutor. The child must decode the text because pictures are minimal.

This website aims to provide you with suitable materials to download for use with your own child. I have used, and continue to use, these materials as a tutor and I know they have driven up the literacy and numeracy skills of my students. Parents are very pleased with the result after quite short periods of time with me as tutor.

The literacy and numeracy materials I offer are not intended to address every aspect of the primary school curriculum in any particular state or territory of Australia, but to support parents in areas of learning that many tell me their child needs help with. I am open to suggestions for content and I am prepared to write materials specific to a child’s needs and upload for other parents who may also find it useful.

All materials on my site are designed for one-to-one tuition by the parent and require actual teaching such as conversation, questioning for comprehension and oral instruction. In tutoring your own child use your own knowledge and experience, and my materials to guide you. You can help make the learning relevant to your child through discussion. This will maximise learning opportunities.

Many parents say to me “She won’t learn from me,” or “He won’t co-operate with me when I try to help him.” Yet, no-one knows your child like you do. Many parents are not in a position to call in a tutor for any number of reasons, not least of which is living in an isolated place or having a sick child.