Category: Reading

Do Adverbs Always End in -ly?

The majority of adverbs do end in ”ly” but it is not a set rule. There is more to consider than just the ending spellings of words to determine what meaning to apportion to them

When Should Children Be Able to Read Silently?

At what age should children be able to read silently

Many readers begin to read with support around age five or six (grade 1 and grade 2). With a few years of practice, children will begin reading to themselves.

Does Tracing Improve Handwriting? (And Free Resources)

Handwriting can be practiced by tracing letters; however, tracing mazes and shapes are better suited to practice handwriting

How to Make Bedtime Stories Educational (with 12 Questions to ask!)

Bedtime stories are an underutilized way of improving a child’s reading comprehension, higher order thinking and meta cognition skills. Developing a series of simple questions will enable them to practice and develop reading skills including empathy, comparison, summarizing, and prediction skills at all ages.

How to Deal with Homework Struggles – Practical Solutions

Students struggling with homework is an increasing problem. Ever increasing demands on student’s time, and a shortening attention span globally are some root causes

What To Do When Phonics Doesn’t Work

Methods such as whole language instruction, balanced literacy, and Native Instruction are alternatives to phonics and work well for many children, including those with Dyslexia.

Meta Cognition Activities and Reading Comprehension

Meta cognition Activities

Metacognition and evaluating skills can be taught using many traditional classroom activities, mill drills, idea boards, Why, What, Where and time capsule activities are all relatively easily adapted to enable teachers to teach and practice meta cognition and evaluating skills with their students.

How to Make English Lessons More Fun

Fun English lessons

Making English lessons more enjoyable for students is beneficial on a number of levels. It can be achieved by introducing new and dynamic activities, considering their interests when planning

What Age Should You Start Teaching Phonics

Age to teach phonics

There is no magic age to begin teaching phonics, but you should begin fostering phonological awareness as early but at an appropriate time as possible.

What Reading Level Should a Kindergartener Be At?

A kindergartner should be at a reading level between 1 and 6. Higher reading levels indicate that they’re near the top of the range,