Tag: primaryschool

Why We Created a New Edition for the UK

Hello! Spring is in the air in the Southern hemisphere and the promise of a new start. In the Northern hemisphere it is the start of a new school year. A new start happened with My Dictionary earlier this year – actually is was last year that the first contact was made to me. One…

Read More

New Version of the UK Book is Available Now

Hi everyone I want to share this exciting news through our blog page!! New Version of My Dictionary for the UK schools is available —— ORDER NOW for the start of the new school year! We have published a new edition of My dictionary with all the words that years 3 to 6 need to…

Read More

New Ranking Of Top Countries In Reading, Science, And Maths

The OECD is out with the latest global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and maths. Results of the full survey can be found and delved into here. The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) is a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills…

Read More

Why is Literacy a Basic Human Right?

I have just listened to an interesting interview about literacy on TV. Literacy is a basic human right as without it, you cannot access other human rights. Literacy is not only reading a book. It is more than that. If we cannot draw meaning from what we are reading, it can impact on everyday life,…

Read More

Reading Picture Books

We want our students to understand that readers are always thinking. When we share picture books with them we can also share the strategies we use as readers. This reminds me of… I know just how he feels here because … I bet something is going to happen to her… I never knew that…, I…

Read More

Is Spelling So Important?

  Tessa Daffern, Noella M Mackenzie, Brian Hemmings   Abstract Writing provides a means for personal reflection, thinking, creativity, meaning-making and sharing, as well as complementing other modes of communication in a world of multimodal texts. While writing in the digital age has become increasingly fast-paced and exposed to global scrutiny, being able to write efficiently with…

Read More

5 Essential Components of Reading

A good reminder of the essential components of reading! Enjoy the time to recapitulate the facts.   Story from the National Reading Panel   In accordance with our commitment to deliver reading programs based on research-based instructional strategies, Read Naturally’s programs develop and support the five (5) components of reading identified by the National Reading Panel:  …

Read More

Seven Powerful Lessons About Reading

Hi all. After finding this article, I knew that I had to share this with you, my customers and readers of our blogs, especially for those who have missed the session run by Kylene Beers and Bob Probst at the last year’s ILA Conference. This article greatly reflects on what reading is to all of…

Read More

Setting Lesson Goals Is A Quick Way To Boost Student Achievement

Hi all readers of our blog posts. I thought this article would be relevant to every teacher trying to encourage children to achieve and enjoy the result of their achievement. Enjoy reading! Written by Shaun Killian   Great lessons start with a clear focus and lesson goals provide that focus. Do you want to help more of students to succeed?…

Read More

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Hi dear readers. I do wonder at the skill of teachers who have to know where each child in their class is in their learning levels. Larry has written an interesting article about coping with challenging students.     Written by Larry Ferlazzo Among the many challenges teachers face, often the most difficult is how to…

Read More