Tag: kindergarten

Should You Teach Vowels Or Consonants First?

It is not recommended to teach vowel and consonant sounds in isolation. Many phonics instruction methods introduce a mix of common vowel and consonant sounds

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

The Best Free Online Sentence Games

Sentence games are a successful way to introduce both the initial concepts of sentence construction to young learners, and then extending that learning with more complex structures

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.

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,

Is Listening to Music While Studying Bad?

However many studies have shown that music is often more of a distraction that a benefit. Though how much of a distraction can be dependent on both volume and music styles.

What Reading Level Should a First Grader Be At?

Reading levels FIrst grade

A first grader should be at a reading level between 3 to 12. Higher reading levels indicate that they’re near the top of their class, but there’s always room for growth.