How Do You Know If A Vowel Is Stressed?
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How Do You Know If A Vowel Is Stressed?

Stress refers to the quality of the vowel. Words are broken up into different syllables, and each syllable has a vowel. Vowels can be stressed or unstressed, but how can you tell if a vowel is stressed? Identifying when a vowel is stressed can help speakers articulate better and be able to recognize words. You…

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…

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…

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…

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 Do You Change A Sentence Into An Interrogative Sentence?
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How Do You Change A Sentence Into An Interrogative Sentence?

Can you imagine your life without asking any direct questions such as “what’s for breakfast?” or “have you seen the new Spiderman movie?” These types of direct questions use an interrogative sentence, and without them, we’d have a difficult time navigating our everyday. An interrogative sentence is a to-the-point, frank and direct question to clear…

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….