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
Students struggling with homework is an increasing problem. Ever increasing demands on student’s time, and a shortening attention span globally are some root causes
Making a milk rainbow or milk firework simply requires a few drops of food coloring placed in milk and a drop of soap added to initiate the chemical reaction between them
Methods such as whole language instruction, balanced literacy, and Native Instruction are alternatives to phonics and work well for many children, including those with Dyslexia.
The optimal way of teaching young learners CVC words is to firstly ensure that they are aware of the individual phonetic sounds. Following this using varied activities and approaches will have the best results
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.
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
Phonological awareness is a spoken language skill. If this skill can be developed it will be strongly connected to early reading and writing abilities. As these abilities progress then so does the literacy levels of students. These skills includes listening, reading, writing and of course speaking.
These teaching tips for first year teachers come from experience and include concrete actions. Dealing with parents, effective class management, dealing with students issues and problems, motivating and engaging students and upskilling are all covered here.