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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.

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.

Can a Non Native Speaker Teach English?

It is perfectly acceptable for a non native to teach English. In some situations it may even be preferable. Teachers who have experienced learning English as a second language are likely more empathetic to the potential struggles and problems of students

Teaching English To Special Needs Students

Teaching english esl to students with special needs

The key aspects of adapting the teaching of English to students with special educational needs can include, early interventions and adaptations of teaching methods, scaffolding of both instructions and tasks, quality communication between stakeholders and recognition and prevention of barriers to participation

How to teach Activating Prior Knowledge

Activating Prior Knowledge, also referred to as making connections, as a reading comprehension strategy encompasses two main ideas, it is the the enabling of students to access the relevant information they have already learnt, and to be able to identify if that information is absent and use strategies to learn it.

20 of the Most Important Phonics Rules

Here are some of the most important phonics rules for students and teachers of English, We cover rules about double letters, magic e, using y as a vowel, plurals and much more.

FREE ENGLISH SUBJECT SUBSCRIPTIONS AND RESOURCES FROM EDUCATIONAL COMPANIES FOR SCHOOL CLOSURES BECAUSE OF COVID-19 (CORoNA VIRUS)

The other lists is getting HUGE so i thought it might be time to start to catagorise them, the link on Amazing teaching resources has everything from Maths to Music the one below, and much easier for me to maintain! is the English Resources one. There are still absolutely loads of companies offering help at this difficult time.

Teaching Contractions Resources and Ideas

Pray tell, just what is a contraction? If you want to go straight to the resource press here 🙂 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!

y as a vowel worksheets

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”