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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 šŸ™‚ 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”

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.