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 the Alphabet to Preschoolers.
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How to Teach the Alphabet to Preschoolers.

Before children start to read for purpose and meaning there are a series of introductory steps to undertake before tackling the more advanced reading skills. Even before phonics instruction, we need to teach the alphabet. Preschoolers need to know what the letters of the alphabet are, and how when they are placed together they can…

At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?
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At What Age Should Children Write Paragraphs?

It is very cute when children first begin to write. Their sloping one to three sentences are adorably messy but easy on the eye. But by around ten, they might be turning in pages of dense sentences with no rest for the eye. This makes parents and teachers long for the young writers to start…

The World Is Your Oyster
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The World Is Your Oyster

Have you ever come across this phrase, maybe you are studying English literature and this has been in one of the texts you are reading. The world is your oyster certainly makes an appearance in Shakespeare’s works. Maybe you have been set the question in school to define what “the world is your oyster” means,…

 How to Write Condolence Messages in English.
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 How to Write Condolence Messages in English.

We are a site that tries to bring fun into learning English. However, as with all languages, there are times when it is not used to express joy, but used to express sorrow. Writing condolence messages in English is also a difficult situation for a second language learner as although they share the feelings of…

The Best Free Online Christmas Games.
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The Best Free Online Christmas Games.

It’s Christmas time, and everyone loves to have a little bit of fun. From the youngest child to the oldest grandparent, it is always nice to play some games at this particular time of year. Luckily for you, we have compiled a list of what we think are the best free online Christmas games for…

Which Graphemes Should Be Taught First
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Which Graphemes Should Be Taught First

I am sure many parents are not always confident when they need to help their children learn and understand graphemes.  I always found it daunting to teach my children to spell when hearing a different sound!  So, which graphemes are taught first? Graphemes that should be taught first are the most common single-letter graphemes (t;…