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…

Great Books For The First Day Of School
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Great Books For The First Day Of School

School can be scary, especially when it’s your first day! School can bring about a lot of stress and anxiety for many children, but it doesn’t have to. There are tons of great books for young learners starting their first day of school, which can help ease the transition from being at home to school…

How Do You Teach Nouns To ESL Students?
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How Do You Teach Nouns To ESL Students?

The English language comprises more nouns than any other words, and they are the building blocks of language.  In the ESL classroom, nouns are the first parts of speech that are taught to students.  But how do you teach nouns to ESL students? Teach Nouns to ESL students by preparing lessons that are interactive and…

Can Adjectives Be Used As Adverbs
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Can Adjectives Be Used As Adverbs

Students learn the basic rules that adjectives modify nouns and pronouns and that adverbs modify verbs and other adverbs.   But what would students answer if teachers asked them, ‘can adjectives be used as adverbs?’ We are going to explore the possible answers below. Adjectives can be used as adverbs by following four spelling rules viz. add…

Free Printable Digraph Worksheets
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Free Printable Digraph Worksheets

Following the alphabet, initial phonics sounds and CVC words, digraphs are the next step of phonics instruction. However the concept of digraphs, especially if coupled with learning consonant blends can be tricky for young learners. We have a selection of free digraph worksheets for download and use below. Digraphs can be problematic for young learners…