October 17, 2018

About a month ago we shared a fascinating article with you about how teachers are not being trained to teach reading!

The article rightly points out that all the brain research that has been done regarding reading too often does not match up to how teachers are taught t...

December 28, 2016

As many teachers, parents and students know - the best way to learn to read is with phonics. There are two parts to teaching students how to make that firm connection between letters and sounds. The first part is giving them a hook to remember what each squig...

December 21, 2016

Last week I explained why children need to learn to read with phonics. However, with all due respect to the theory, how do we translate the idea of reading into practice?

Teaching reading with phonics is the same, no matter what the language is. The most important thing...

December 14, 2016

Very often people ask me which is the best way to teach - sight words or phonics?

My answer - BOTH but start with phonics!

Why is it important to start with the phonics? Phonics are the way our brain works out the reading. If a child is taught to read the word cat a...

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