What Are Tricky Words For Kindergarten Children
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What Are Tricky Words For Kindergarten Children

It seems that some words are trickier than others. When it comes to kids, especially those in kindergarten, they can be unpredictable, and learning new words is one of them. Which words are tricky for kindergarten kids? Tricky words are words that we cannot sound out with phonics. These tricky words for kindergarten include: The…

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…

IceBreaker Games for Kindergarten
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IceBreaker Games for Kindergarten

At first glance, icebreaker games may seem more appropriate for college children or even adults in the workplace. But what if I told you they could be used for your child’s flawless transition into their new classroom? This article explores why icebreakers are useful, vital elements for an icebreaker and some of the well used…

Consonant Blend Worksheets
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Consonant Blend Worksheets

Here were have 20 Printable Consonant blend worksheets, for download and use in home and classrooms. they cover the Main consonant blends as details below and have blend quiz worksheets at the end as well to consolidate learning. Consonant blend worksheets include: Br consonant Blend Worksheets Bl consonant Blend Worksheets Cr consonant Blend Worksheets Cl…

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 Identify Phonemes
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How To Identify Phonemes

Phonemes might sound like a complicated linguistic term. However, phonemes simply refer to the way each sound in a word is pronounced. This is different from the individual letters, and knowing how to identify phonemes is an essential part of learning a new language or pronouncing new sounds correctly. So, how do you identify phonemes?…

Can A Diphthong Be A Digraph?
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Can A Diphthong Be A Digraph?

There is a distinction in the way we construct digraphs and diphthongs. In linguistics, the phrases digraph and diphthong relate to two separate concepts. In what ways are these two language concepts different from each other, and can a diphthong be a digraph? Digraphs consist of two letters that spell the same sound. Diphthongs are…

How To Teach Letter and Sound Blending?
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How To Teach Letter and Sound Blending?

As educators or parents, it’s important to teach young learners the basics of reading and comprehension. Once a student has learned how to recognize and vocalize the alphabet, it’s time to move on to blending! Although there are different ways to teach blending, some learners may still struggle with concept comprehension. Blending is the ability…

How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1
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How To Teach Pronunciation To Grade 1

Fluency in producing sounds and speaking easily and smoothly is most important for children to learn at a young age to accurately pronounce words in the English language.  Although accents and dialects will all affect how individuals pronounce English, there are some tasks and activities that give all students the best chance to be understood….