What Are the Best Alternatives to Phonics?
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What Are the Best Alternatives to Phonics?

Alternatives to phonics instruction can include Whole Language methodology. the Natural Approach, and Whole Word. These all place less importance on the explicit teaching of phonics and look on English acquisition in a broader context. These include practices such as memorization and reading for context.  

How to Teach  Pronouns and Other Pronoun Tips
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How to Teach Pronouns and Other Pronoun Tips

Teaching pronouns takes a little planning and a lot of catering to your students. A mixture of formal lessons, games and consolidation activities will be the best approach when teaching pronouns, but it is strongly advised to make these suitable for both the age and ability of the students you teach.

Why is English Difficult For Japanese Speakers: Problems and Solutions
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Why is English Difficult For Japanese Speakers: Problems and Solutions

Native Japanese speakers have difficulty in learning English due to a host of factors. Differences in Written forms from Alphabet to Kanji, A lack of exposure to the English, cultural importance on language learning, grammar structures and the fluid nature of English can all cause barriers to learning.

How To Teach Writing To Left handed Students
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How To Teach Writing To Left handed Students

Teaching left-handed students to write can be achieved with a few adaptations. Using techniques like mirroring, paper positioning and grip training will help left-handed students develop writing skills. Resources specifically designed for left handers are also available like pens, binders and notebooks.

How to Prepare Your Child for A Kindergarten Interview
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How to Prepare Your Child for A Kindergarten Interview

One of the hardest and most important things you will ever do as a parent is providing your children with a good education. No matter your socioeconomic status, you want your child to have the best possible education and in todays competitive world that can can mean a kindergarten interview. We want to make sure…