TRUGS, or ”Teaching Reading Using Games” is a Synthetic phonics system I stumbled on a few years ago at a Education Expo in Hong Kong. I attend these things with a ”look what you could have won” mindset as they are usually showing off equipment or resources that my school at the time couldn’t, wouldn’t and probably shouldn’t invest in. Things like holographic projects, VR suites for whole classes, 8k interactive white boards, that supply coffee, that type of thing
Although i constantly espouse the value of technology in education there is more to life than popping a tablet in a students hand, and in many many places around the world it simply isn’t feasible to do.
Some tips and tricks from a serving teacher on implementing a Guided reading scheme.