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100 Sight Words Versus Phonics

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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 occurring in texts. About 40 should be learned by […]

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Dyslexia, Some Research Findings

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A lot has been written about dyslexia and dysgraphia. 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 (www.searchingforthemind.com). Much that has been written about dyslexia is out of date because it is based on […]

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How to Help Your Child with Writing Topics

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WHEN MY CHILD IS ASKED TO WRITE, HOW CAN I HELP? [This is available as a free product.] Here are some simple guidelines. Try to follow in sequence. Teachers say, “Make a plan”. In my view, that is not the first step. MAKE A LIST Tell your child to “Make a list”. The list is […]

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‘A’ is for Algebra

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I asked my good friend, Dr David Perkins, to contribute a post called ‘A’ is for Algebra. This is an introduction to algebra. His Bio Details are at the end of the post. NOT SO HARD “If we are to believe television sitcoms, algebra is a branch of mathematics to be feared; to understand it […]

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