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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls, Science

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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls discusses problems arising from the introduction of Enquiry tasks to students in primary school. This conversation with my student illustrates many of them. “What are you doing in Science?” I asked. “We don’t do Science,” Year 5 student replied. This was the answer for several minutes of discussion. […]

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy, Helpful Hints

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy Grade 3 is the fourth year at school. Prep, Grade 1 and Grade 2 come before this. Grade 3 is a year of transition in a way. It is described as the start of Middle Primary School. Children have put down the roots of good literacy habits. Children should know all […]

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Creative Writing – Help The Younger Child

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Creative Writing Help The Younger Child Children need a stimulus to help them with creative writing. How often do parents hear “I don’t know what to write”? A short story from this site, the school library or your public library can help. Using the internet to research a topic, such as an animal, has its […]

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Close Reading And Other Purposes, Literacy

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Close Reading And Other Purposes Three Levels Of Reading Difficulty In the classroom, both primary and early to middle secondary school, these are: texts for pleasure, texts with enhancements, such as pictures, at a middle tier of difficulty, and texts for close reading. All of these levels should be provided to the same child or group […]

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Teaching Fraction Basics, Maths In Primary School

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Teaching Fraction Basics Teaching Fraction Basics is to help parents and others tutoring a child in Middle Primary School. Children in primary school are introduced to fractions in stages. Halves, quarters and thirds are the first fractions. These are taught in various ways in the early and middle primary school. By Grade 4, when children […]

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Division, How to Teach

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Division, How To Teach New Method Versus Old Method Anyone can teach division to Middle Primary School children. Methods have changed a bit over the years but I’m not convinced that they are better. The new strategy used in the classroom involves: working from the top down rather than bottom up in addition and multiplication. […]

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Flash Cards – How To Make, Literacy In Primary School

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Flash Cards – How To Make Them To browse lesson packages click the blue button. Flash Cards – How To Make Them Flash Cards and the Word Wall pages go together. Here is the link  https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/early-primary-school-word-wall/ or from this list on this link:   https://www.tutoringprimary.com/product/sight-words-prep-grade-1/ Step 1. If you have some lead time with your Prep […]

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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 reports from the school. They are worried and they want another opinion.   “Is my […]

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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 applies to children in Prep to Grade 4. However, many children persist in printing beyond […]

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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, as teachers, that one of the most effective ways to teach is to  correct the class’ […]

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