Teaching Reading



Blending is a crucial skill that every child needs to start reading unknown words. If a child can’t blend – they are going to struggle with reading. Teacher Santina explains blending, how to teach it and how to support children for whom the blending penny is not dropping.

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Decodable books/readers are a firm favourite in the UK and are slowly inching their way into Australian and US classrooms. Primary school teacher and phonics trainer, Santina DiMauro, gives teachers a step-by-step guide on how to use decodable books in the classroom.

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Even with all the enthusiasm in the world, if you don’t know the fundamentals of Synthetic Phonics, you will trip yourself, and more importantly your child, up in learning to read. Our CEO takes parents through what they need to know to support their child. Look out for the free PowerPoint for teachers to use.

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Teacher Shirley Houston, takes you through how to build the ultimate phonics lesson plan: effective practises, step-by-step instructions and a free template to take your phonics lesson to greatness!

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Vowel teams are probably the most common source of reading and spelling errors as one vowel sound may be represented by as many as 6 different vowel teams. Teacher, Shirley Houston takes you through what is a vowel team and how to teach them!

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