Tag: Reading Skills

How to Teach a Child to Read Long Words (tips and Ideas)

how to teach a child to read long words

An effective strategy to teach children to read long words in English is to teach a variety of reading skills. Segmentation of words, phonics, awareness of prefixes and suffixes

Do Adverbs Always End in -ly?

The majority of adverbs do end in ”ly” but it is not a set rule. There is more to consider than just the ending spellings of words to determine what meaning to apportion to them

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

When Should Children Be Able to Read Silently?

At what age should children be able to read silently

Many readers begin to read with support around age five or six (grade 1 and grade 2). With a few years of practice, children will begin reading to themselves.

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.

Meta Cognition Activities and Reading Comprehension

Meta cognition Activities

Metacognition and evaluating skills can be taught using many traditional classroom activities, mill drills, idea boards, Why, What, Where and time capsule activities are all relatively easily adapted to enable teachers to teach and practice meta cognition and evaluating skills with their students.

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 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.

How Can Phonics Improve Spelling?

Developing phonological skills can have a significant positive impact on students spelling abilities. They will have the ability to transfer their knowledge of sounds into written words