Teach Handwriting To Your Child. Step By Step Instructions For Parents. Ten Minutes Per Day And Be Consistent. Are you unhappy about your child’s handwriting? Maybe your child can write – a bit – and you want to improve it. The curriculum today is tight and many schools do not explicitly teach how to form […]Continue Reading...
Homework – Relevant And Short. We know, as teachers, that the most effective way to teach means correcting the class’ work for the last ten minutes of a lesson. This immediate feedback is the way children learn fast. What This Means For Homework The best way to give homework is to set short activities that […]Continue Reading...
The One Hundred Sight Words Follow The Spelling Rules – Mostly 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 literacy. Sight Words are set down for Prep and Grade 1 to learn for immediate recognition. These words […]
Understand The Research First. Dyslexia and dysgraphia have been discussed extensively. Research is ongoing and progress is being made, although Dr Jon Lieff warns that there is still much we don’t know and advises caution in response to new findings (http://www.searchijonlieffmd.com/…/can-neuroscience-improve-education). Much that has been written about dyslexia is out of date because it is […]
The Dyslexic Child In The Classroom Dyslexia affects about 4% of children in English-speaking countries. Many children learn quickly through implicit teaching. They catch on. But dyslexic children need instruction spelled out with no assumptions. This also applies to all children with a learning difficulty. The combination of imperfect teaching practices and difficult written language […]
Step By Step Guidance For Parents As parents you can help your child with writing tasks. It could be a creative writing, a factual account, instructions on how to make something or recount an experience of their own. Creative writing tasks often challenge children so, here are some simple guidelines. Try to follow in sequence. […]
This is an introduction to algebra. I asked my good friend, Dr David Perkins, to contribute this post called ‘A’ is for Algebra. His Bio Details are at the end of the post. It’s Not So Hard “If we are to believe television sitcoms, algebra is a branch of mathematics to be feared; to understand […]
Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory Whole Language Theory Dominated Literacy Teaching. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach based on whole language theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a story or recount; to anticipate ‘what […]
Cursive script is considered a waste of teaching time in some education circles. Associate Professor Dr Misty Adoniou said in early 2015 in The Conversation, “The research doesn’t find any benefits for cursive writing.” She added the following, “Cursive writing is cute, and nice, and decorative if you’ve got a leaning towards wanting to do it […]
Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity. Why Handwriting Is Important More areas of our brain are used to print using a pencil than to type on a keyboard. And more areas of the brain are used to write in script than to hand-print. There have always been children with poor handwriting but the quality of teaching […]