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Teach Hand-Printing

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Work on the small letters first, then the capital letters. Starting with the lower case, work on letters with only straight lines…

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Mark the Student’s Work

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Immediate feedback is the most effective way for the child to learn. You could say, “I helped you with this one. Do you think you earned your mark?” Then give them an encouragment mark.

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How to Use Flash Cards, Literacy

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Place each card in front of your child. One after the other and say the word yourself. Go through this once or twice. Slowly. Then go through again. Say each word again. Ask your child to repeat each word after you…

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Bees Knees Reading Method

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Bee’s Knees Reading Method Teaching Early Reading – What next?  Your young learner knows the letters of the alphabet and their matching sounds. Whether we call them Magic Words, Sight Words or High Frequency Words doesn’t matter. Some people claim that sight words are a bad thing. Their argument is that they are very hard to […]

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Improve Hand-Writing, Literacy

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The 3-Point Principle is: Model the letter. The 3-Point Principle is: Model the letter. Work on a couple of problem letters per week. Say: All downstrokes are straight, all upstrokes slant to the right.

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Reader Sets in Primary Schools

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Readers can confuse because each publisher uses their own reading level codes. Levels vary between schools depending on the publisher used.

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Behind the Scene in Schools

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You could find that Grade 3 material is being taught as if it is Grade 2. And children are being assessed for Grade 2 on Grade 3 materials.

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Enquiry Tasks in Primary Schools

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An enquiry task is often given to students with almost no introduction to the topic. That’s often the norm. Kids are learning very little from this method of teaching unless given a lot more support.

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Enquiry Learning Has Pitfalls, Science

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I agree with Professor John Hattie when he says that Enquiry sounds terrific and that the logic of Enquiry learning is well argued. The evidence, however, indicates that it is introduced too early.

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Teaching Grade 3 Literacy, Helpful Hints

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Read the text twice with your child. The first reading is for decoding. The second is for comprehension. A learner-reader cannot be expected to decode and comprehend well on one reading.

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