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When Should Children Be Able to Read Silently?

At what age should children be able to read silently

Many readers begin to read with support around age five or six (grade 1 and grade 2). With a few years of practice, children will begin reading to themselves.

Does Tracing Improve Handwriting? (And Free Resources)

Handwriting can be practiced by tracing letters; however, tracing mazes and shapes are better suited to practice handwriting

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 Deal with Homework Struggles – Practical Solutions

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

Free STEM Lessons: Making a Milk Rainbow

How to Make A milk Rainbow

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

The Best Free Online Sentence Games

Sentence games are a successful way to introduce both the initial concepts of sentence construction to young learners, and then extending that learning with more complex structures

What To Do When Phonics Doesn’t Work

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.

How to Teach CVC Words to Children with activities and games.

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

What Reading Level Should a Kindergartener Be At?

A kindergartner should be at a reading level between 1 and 6. Higher reading levels indicate that they’re near the top of the range,

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