Tag: Reading Skills

Should You Teach Phonics in Kindergarten?

I wanted to start this off with a question, and it’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

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Teach Your Monster to Read: The Best Phonics App for Junior Students.

It almost pains me to write that title. I make apps to help students, I have about 12 of them on both Google and Apple and they are pretty good. None of them are the one I am talking about here though. Here is is all about Teach Your Monster to Read made, and made really well, by Usborne in the U.K. The links are all at the bottom for the app and website.

VR (Virtual reality) in the Classroom.

Students are unlikely to remember the test they were set 10 years ago, but they are definitely going to remember the time they turned round in a chair in a classroom and came face to face with a dinosaur.

That was nearly four years ago. I still use it for exactly those reasons.