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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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Phonics Defeats Whole Language Theory

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“Whole Language Theory” dominated literacy teaching. In the 1960’s the movement towards the ‘whole language’ approach to teaching literacy in schools gathered strength. Many schools still teach using ‘whole language’ theory. Children are taught to learn words only within the context of a story or recount; to anticipate ‘what comes next’; to recognise words by […]

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