Tag: Reading Skills

Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas

Pray tell, just what is a contraction? If you want to go straight to the resource press here ๐Ÿ™‚ As anyone who knows a little about science will know ( and all the parents out there of course) to contract means to make some… Continue Reading “Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas”

Teaching Y as a Vowel!

This is a tricky one, of all the phonics rules the ones surrounding the letter and sounds of ”y” are difficult to find out. Especially after our students have gone through learning The names of the letters and then the sounds they can make, and maybe even that some of those letters have more than one sound, and then we show them ”y”

Classroom Activities for Younger and ESL Students.

Work gets in the way so it is just a quick update today, I put onto Facebook an Animal Domino’s activity and it took off! 10000 people downloaded it in just one day, so that gave me a big smile all day. I hope it was useful for you if you downloaded it.

Should You Teach Phonics in Kindergarten?

I wanted to start this off with a question, and itโ€™s mainly aimed at ESL kindergarten teachers. I am wondering how you teach the Alphabet in K1, 2 and 3? I am a Primary teacher who mainly teaches year 1 to 3 in my school, as do most of the teachers on Hong Kong’s Native teacher scheme. (NET scheme), and most of our students come up from K.3. with great knowledge of the letter names of English but less so the relationship between the sounds and the letters