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The Best Way to Teach Kids to Read

There are so many good teachers who put articles on the web about teaching children to read that I need…

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LITERACY is Important

To improve our society, we must get everyone to be able to read and write. Economic development as well as community…

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3 Common Reading Problems for Students

The Dolch Sight Words list is the most commonly used set of sight words. Educator Dr. Edward William Dolch developed…

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Remembering our Brave Men and Women

  What is Anzac Day and why do we celebrate it? Observed on 25 April each year, Anzac Day was originally to…

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Language Sets Us Apart

Language sets us apart from other animals. Words allow expression of meaning that elevate and expand our mind in ways that…

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Article about Phonics (deep-dive)

They may ask questions such as the following: What method will teachers use to teach phonics? What phonics will my…

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Urgent Call to Improve Workforce Literacy in NZ

Literacy Aotearoa, The Industry Training Federation (ITF), Business New Zealand, English Language Partners and the New Zealand Council of Trade…

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Some Interesting and Important Stats to Check Out!

I found this article with some stats for reading. I am sure that it is not only in America that…

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Will Schools Ditch Teaching Children How to Handwrite?

Literacy specialist “horrified” schools might ditch handwriting! There is growing evidence that comprehension is better when notes are hand-written rather…

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How About a Tiger for Your Book Cover?

Is this going to scare you away? I hope not!   Read what other teachers say about My Dictionary here. If…

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