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This is a fun age when students enjoy a good discussion. What they read does not matter. You can run the programme with reading material from other subjects, high-interest topics, current events or any reading material. The important thing for article selection is that it generates discussion and unusual or interesting words. The following programme … Continue reading Years Seven and Eight
For students who are still underachieving, provide individual remedial help using parents, teacher-aides or classroom buddies (peer tutors). Continue to teach essential dictionary skills and encourage dictionary use. Teach study skills and the skill of writing for different purposes. Homonyms occur frequently in English, so teach them. The following sections are from the Buddy Book. … Continue reading Years Five and Six
These are the crucial years to start a more formal approach to spelling. Parents are 'partners in learning' and share developmental learning processes. The Next Steps To Spelling The following learning steps are covered in Reading & Spelling Made Simple Book 1, within Steps 3 and 4. Consolidate short vowel sounds Consolidate beginning consonant blends Consolidate consonant … Continue reading Years Three and Four
Formal spelling lessons in Years 1 and 2 are not suitable for this age group, but simple teaching strategies for letters and sounds can be used within the current New Zealand Junior school programme with its unpressured developmental approach to language, and similarly as part of the Australian school curriculum. The First Steps To Spelling The following … Continue reading Years One and Two
Worried about your spelling programme or your underachieving students? The Reading & Spelling Made Simple programmes structured material is the answer. Principles Underpinning This Spelling Programme Spelling must be linked with speaking, listening, reading and writing. Children learn to spell, as they do everything else, in developmental stages. Children do not all progress at the same … Continue reading Understanding Reading, Spelling and Writing for Teachers
There are many benefits that we have seen and experienced with children and their parents, grandparents or caregivers while working with our literacy books and resources, including the following: 1. Greater Harmony Greater harmony can be achieved between parents and a child because the parents are more involved and hands-on. One of the most enjoyable, relaxing times of … Continue reading Benefits For You And Your Child
Q: My husband and I both work, so how do I/we find the time to implement the programme? Use a planning strategy which involves time 'slots' and 'helpers'. Much of the reading and writing work can — and should — be self-motivated by the learner. Give encouragement and supportive help, establish some firm time guidelines, and … Continue reading Parents Questions and Concerns
Ask the librarian for help in choosing books. Spend time discussing what books to choose. Read the blurb on the back. Skim through the book. Look at the pictures and size of the text. Borrow books that appeal to your children. (Forget the difficulty level for the moment.) Children Benefit From Three Levels Of Books … Continue reading Take Your Child To The Library Weekly
Empowerment The Reading & Spelling Made Simple programme and materials empower learners to solve their own learning problems by giving them positive, professional help in easy, progressive stages. It gives parents and caregivers the academic background required to teach their own children and learners. Material Costs Our programme and materials have been developed intentionally to be cost effective for families, … Continue reading What Is Different About This Programme?