How to Introduce Yourself in English.
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How to Introduce Yourself in English.

I have been teaching for more years than i can remember, and a lot of those years were teaching students who were learning English as a foreign language or second language students. From primary to adults there always seems to be an issue with how to introduce yourself in English. The correct way to introduce…

Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?
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Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?

Phonics, although by any means, not a new concept, has moved from being a buzz word to a mainstay of kindergarten, primary and ESL classrooms all over the world. With the increased focus on phonics and decoding skills there has also been an increase in testing. (isn’t there always!) With that nonsense words have made…

Should Decodable Readers have Pictures?  
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Should Decodable Readers have Pictures?  

Decodable readers utilize phonetic words, usually in book sets of increasing difficulty. They are often accompanied by child friendly pictures to assist with comprehension and understanding of the text. Reading requires many different skills of which decoding phonetic words, although important, is only one.

Fun Facts about Tornadoes for Children – With Free Activities.
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Fun Facts about Tornadoes for Children – With Free Activities.

We have are a lot of cool and fun tornado facts on how tornadoes are formed, where you can see tornadoes, how big tornadoes are, why tornadoes are more common in some places and much much more.

Best Free Online Sight Word Games
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Best Free Online Sight Word Games

Sight words, Dolph Words and High-frequency words are some of the most common words that children and students will encounter in their reading materials. Although Flashcards, songs and games all help, are a sure fire way to grab attention in classrooms and homes in to use some of the excellent and free online sight word games that are available.

What is the Bossy R Rule?
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What is the Bossy R Rule?

he “Bossy R”, or R controlled vowel rule describes the way the letter r can influence pronunciation. Bossy R states that vowel syllables with an R at the end will change their vowel sound. Examples include car, sister, fork, which do not have a long or short vowel sound but have an entirely new phonetic sound.