Tag: primaryschool

5 Ways Teachers Can Challenge Inequality in the Classroom

Hi readers. Laura has written this article on classroom inequality. I hope you enjoy.   Written by Laura Teague, Lecturer in educational studies, Goldsmiths, University of London Schools produce inequality. Work carried out by educational sociologists such as Kalwant Bhopal, David Gillborn and Deborah Youdell shows that the everyday practices of teaching and learning exclude already marginalised groups of…

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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 to share with you – at least the ones that I think you may find useful. As a publisher of a word spelling book, I would like all students to be great readers with the…

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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 and individual wellness would be critically affected if literacy went by the boards. The article below explains how we should be talking, reading, writing, listening and viewing the world around us with all of our…

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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 the list in the 1930s-40s by studying the most frequently occurring words in children’s books of that era. The list contains 220 “service words” plus 95 high-frequency nouns. These words comprise 80% of the words…

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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 no other animal has at their disposal (that we know of, anyway). Human language is our key semiotic or meaning-making tool. Words are a person’s cultural and knowledge treasure chest of meaning. Who we are…

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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 child learn this year? How can I assist my child at home? Is sounding out words the approach my child should use? Should I help my child memorize common words? Educators will want to answer…

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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 Unions – He Kauae Kaimahi (NZCTU), have released the workforce literacy call to action: “Stepping Up to Better Working Lives”. “Research both internationally and within New Zealand has shown that people who have good literacy…

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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 these statistics relate to. Number may be different but the problem is the same. Welcome to DoSomething.org, a global movement of 5.5 million young people making positive change, online and off! The 11 facts you want…

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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 than digitally produced. A literacy specialist says she has been “horrified” to hear that some school teachers have been told by advisers that children no longer need to be taught handwriting. Ros Lugg says any…

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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 you want to stay connected with us, follow us on Facebook.

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