Why Are R Controlled Vowel Sounds So Confusing For Students
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Why Are R Controlled Vowel Sounds So Confusing For Students

I’m sure many adults have forgotten all about these controlled syllables that they learned at school!  However, many children have difficulty learning and being able to grasp the concept of R-controlled vowels.  Why are these vowels so confusing for students? R-controlled vowel sounds are confusing to students because they sometimes read differently to what they…

20 Of The Best Phonics Songs For Kindergarten, ESL And Primary Students.
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20 Of The Best Phonics Songs For Kindergarten, ESL And Primary Students.

The best phonics songs for children have to include these key elements: Simple language, repetitive, include the phonics target language and of course they have to be fun. Songs like the phonics song, the Magic E song all include these and will increase students motivation and abilities in both phonics and English.

100+ Fantastic Fun Phonics Worksheets and activities
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100+ Fantastic Fun Phonics Worksheets and activities

The phonics worksheets we have linked below will follow this format. We include the following phonics worksheets

Single Sounds and Onset and Rime Worksheets
CVC Worksheets
Long and Short Vowels Worksheets
Blends and Digraphs Worksheets
Syllable Worksheets

We have put these into collections which are also highlighted on the page where needed as well. The individual worksheets are free

Resources to Teach the Visualizing Reading Comprehension Strategy.
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Resources to Teach the Visualizing Reading Comprehension Strategy.

We have over 10 different activities to teach Visualizing to children and students, the key is to encourage the use of imagination and being able to express that verbally or on paper. so to help we have  included artistic response, using drama, picture walks, imagining, arts and craft resources and many more

How big was the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs
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How big was the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs

The meteor that is thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs, or at least caused the conditions that did is estimated to be about 10 to 15 kilometers wide. The reason it has such a large carter of over 150km across, called the Chicxulub crater is it was a Ferrari of meteors and was travelling really fast at about 20 km per second. Which is about 72000 kilometers an hour!

Home Schooling during the Novel Corona Virus.
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Home Schooling during the Novel Corona Virus.

Well i am a teacher based in Hong Kong so we find ourselves under a defacto quarantine arrangement. I actually wrote this a couple of weeks ago and decided not to post it in the hope it would have all blown over. However students are now out of school until the 16th of March, and teachers are being asked to come up with online learning activities to try to bridge the gap.