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Reading for Pleasure, Primary School

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Leisure reading produces fluency with the high frequency of words. Middle ranking texts extend general knowledge. All have a place and must be assessed in different ways.

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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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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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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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Technology Teachers and Myths, School Education

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We can’t have the next generation saying, “Oh, sorry, I can’t take any notes because I haven’t got my iPad”.

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PIRLS 2016 Reading Test, What It Tells Us

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Good readers can skim and scan for general ideas but they must learn to read carefully for detail.

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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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