How Important is Reading as an English Skill?
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How Important is Reading as an English Skill?

In your English learning journey, would you say that you’ve spent an equal amount of time on the four main skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing? It’s inevitable that you will put a little more emphasis on some more than others according to your motivations and reasons for learning the language in the first place….

FREE Easter Worksheets
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FREE Easter Worksheets

Easter worksheets can be a fun and engaging way to teach primary school children about the holiday, its traditions, and its cultural significance. These worksheets can be used to teach a variety of skills, including reading, writing, math, and even science. We have here for free download a set of easter worksheets that cover the…

Why English Skills Matter: Balancing Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking
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Why English Skills Matter: Balancing Reading, Writing, Listening & Speaking

When we’re learning any language, we can broadly divide the major skills into four areas: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. This is something we can understand easily enough, but things get a lot more complicated when we start to think about which of these is the most important when learning English. Determining the most important…

FREE Grade 5 reading and Writing Worksheets – A stupid Crocodile
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FREE Grade 5 reading and Writing Worksheets – A stupid Crocodile

Grade 5 reading is starting to get more complex both at Native and ESL levels, and use of adjectives, grammar and multisyllabic words are a feature. Guided reading and process writing are usually featured at this level, and introduced at grade 3-4 as well. We have one of a set of four themed grade 5…

Importance Of Poetry In Elementary Schools
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Importance Of Poetry In Elementary Schools

While many adults may not look back at their poetry studies fondly and primary school students may dread the thought of trudging through archaic texts, poetry is an ever-evolving space that can be enjoyable and extremely important for primary school students’ education. Poetry is essential for primary school students as it exposes them to the…

What CVC Words Should I Teach First?
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What CVC Words Should I Teach First?

CVC (Consonant-Vowel-Consonant) words are essentially among the first that a child learns during language development. These words are easy as they only consist of one vowel and therefore count as one syllable. Parents and teachers should consider the order in which you can teach CVC words, which would make it easier for children. CVC words…

Best Books For First Readers
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Best Books For First Readers

The best books for first readers are books budding bookworms enjoy reading. You can’t force a reading passion. But give young kids books that make them giggle, dream, and discover, and they’ll naturally become eager readers. Your goal is to introduce early readers to various books written for their level (first readers are considered anyone…

How To Teach Singular And Plural To Kindergarten
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How To Teach Singular And Plural To Kindergarten

Teaching plural and singular nouns to kindergarten students might seem simple at first. That is until you remember that there are no “foots” and teeth are not “tooths.” This concept is familiar to all adult English speakers, but this is a brand new discovery for our little ones. So how do we explain this to…

What Age Do Children Memorize?
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What Age Do Children Memorize?

From birth, children are learning all the time – to recognize faces, hold up their heads, walk, talk, and feed themselves. Remembering events, facts, or information comes much later. When do children start laying down memories? At what age do children memorize? Children lay down implicit or automatic memories from birth. Only when the brain…