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Creative Writing – Help the Younger Child

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Think of a hamburger. The bread on the top is the introduction. The bread at the bottom is your conclusion. The meat, the salad and the cheese are the paragraphs in between.

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Close Reading and Other Purposes, Literacy

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The child may make a sigh at the end of the reading task with a “Thank goodness that’s over” type of expression. That’s the moment to praise. That’s the moment of achievement.

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Teaching Fraction Basics, Maths

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Teaching Fraction Basics is a post to help parents and other non-teachers of children in Middle Primary School.

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Division – How to Teach, Maths

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Anyone can teach division to Middle Primary School children. Methods have changed a bit over the years but they are not necessarily better. We can’t tell if they are better until we see results over time.

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Flash Cards – How To Make, Literacy

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The 100 Sight Words available on the internet to download are ideal. Print off the lists. Copy each word on to a piece of card.

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Struggling Child in Early Primary School

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As teachers we don’t want children falling through the gaps. Parents of children with a learning difficulty need the same information but a lot more support, ideas and help.

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How to Teach Hand-Printing, Literacy

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Children often don’t know where to start writing a letter. For letters that are written in one stroke, children often write them in three separate strokes to make it ‘look right’ afterwards. Here’s how to help them.

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Homework – Relevant and Short

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Excessive homework is often at the insistence of parents. But his is about taking control. It is about applying good homework tasks that are based on sound research findings. 

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Autism and Schools

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Autism and Schools Autism and Schools is a post that deals only with Level 1 Autism, known as Aspergers Syndrome. How A Diagnosis Is Made:  The DSM or Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and the ICD, The International Classification of Diseases, are the two most influential and widely used handbooks when diagnosing Asperger’s syndrome.  […]

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One Hundred Sight Words, Early Primary School

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The One Hundred Sight Words or High Frequency Words 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 are frequently […]

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