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Children Learning Reading Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying! (2024 UPDATE!)

Intro: Children Learning Reading Can Children Learning Reading help your child become a fluent reader following a 12 weeks program? Is it really possible to teach very small children to read? And… Can struggling older readers really catch up with the Children Learning Reading program? If you having been looking into the Children Learning Reading […]

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Embedded Mnemonics – Teaching the Alphabet and Letter Sounds to Children!

Are you struggling to teach your child the alphabet, feeling like progress is at a snail’s pace? Are those familiar squiggly shapes proving elusive for your little one to remember? Let’s talk about a powerful tool (embedded picture mnemonics) to help you exactly with that: teach your child letter sounds, and making them stick for […]

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How to Teach Reading to ESL Students? Your comprehensive guide to teach Spanish native speakers!

Are you helping an ESL (English as a Second Language) student whose native language is Spanish learning to read? If so, this blog post is just for you. Today, we’ll be looking at effective strategies for teaching reading to ESL students, specifically those with a background in Spanish literacy. In today’s article, you’ll learn: My […]

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The top 5 phonics-based tips to teach your child to read

Discover my top tips to help your child learn to read. These five breakthrough strategies can significantly impact and enrich your child’s reading journey. The things I’m going to share are not the most common things in the world of teaching reading, so I’m guessing that you probably haven’t heard of them, or at least haven’t […]

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Eye movement and reading ability in children – Fluent vs Struggling Readers or Beginner Readers

Have you ever wondered how our eyes move when we read? Are there any differences in the way fluent readers and poor readers move their eyes? Can these movements reveal clues about the cognitive process of reading? Researchers at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, are exploring this question using eye-tracking technology. By studying how our […]

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How does Montessori teach reading? 5 peculiarities of the Montessori system!

Montessori uses systematic synthetic phonics for teaching reading. Children are introduced to the sounds of letters and phonograms through various activities and materials. However, there are a few peculiarities to how the Montessori system teaches reading that makes it pretty special and unique! Let’s go through them! *Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. […]

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The Surprising Benefits of Subtitle Use for Literacy Development – A conversation with Professor Jan-Louis Kruger

In this insightful interview with Professor Jan-Louis Kruger, a leading researcher at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) in the field of subtitling and eye tracking, we explore the fascinating topic of subtitles (captions) and their potential benefits for children and individuals learning to read. Professor Kruger shares valuable insights from cognitive and linguistic perspectives, shedding light […]

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How to Assess Phonemic Awareness? Why assess it? Sample assessment of Phonemic Awareness

*Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you). This helps keep the information on the blog free and available to everyone. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness (PA) is the ability to identify, hear, and manipulate the smallest sounds of the language, […]

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Reading Horizons Review – Does It Work? An interesting approach for struggling/dyslexia students

Have you heard of Reading Horizons? This program claims to REALLY work for struggling readers, students with dyslexia, English language learners, etc. Besides, it offers a very interesting approach to reading. So, what’s this approach all about? Does it work? What can you expect? Let’s find out in this Reading Horizons review! *Affiliate disclosure: This […]

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Balanced Literacy Vs Science of Reading (SOR) or Structured Literacy – Exploring GREAT Education Debate

When it comes to learning to read, the two main approaches that dominate the school system in English-speaking countries are balanced literacy and structured literacy, also referred to as “The Science of Reading” (SOR) approach by many people these days. In recent times, an increasing number of education professionals have advocated for a shift from […]

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