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One Hundred Sight Words And Why

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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 […]

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Teaching The Dyslexic Child, No 1

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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 Much that has been written about dyslexia is out of date because it is […]

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Help Your Child With Writing Tasks

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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. […]

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‘A’ is for Algebra

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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 […]

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The Debate About Cursive Script

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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 […]

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Handwriting Is An Intellectual Activity

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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 […]

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