Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?
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Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?

Phonics, although by any means, not a new concept, has moved from being a buzz word to a mainstay of kindergarten, primary and ESL classrooms all over the world. With the increased focus on phonics and decoding skills there has also been an increase in testing. (isn’t there always!) With that nonsense words have made…

How to Make Bedtime Stories Educational (with 12 Questions to ask!)
Reading | Teaching | Teaching English

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.