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

Have you heard of Reading Horizons? This program claims to REALLY work for struggling readers, readers 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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A guide to Understanding dyslexia and the dyslexic brain – My take on the book Reading in the Brain

Today we will explore the intricate topic of dyslexia. While not all, most of the insights, findings and ideas we’ll look at today come from the book ‘Reading in the Brain,’ by the renowned French researcher Stanislas Dehaene. If you want to learn more about this topic, I suggest you check this book out and […]

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What exactly is the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading? Why is it so popular? Orton Gillingham Curriculums side by side!

Have you heard of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, but you’re not sure of what exactly it is, or why it’s become such a popular option in reading instruction?  Then, keep reading, because this article is for you! In today’s post, we’ll take a close look into the Orton-Gillingham approach. If you are wondering […]

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Homeschool Literacy Curriculums 101: 6 POPULAR Teaching Reading Styles EXPLAINED!

If you are looking for a homeschool literacy curriculum, keep reading because this article is for you! With countless options available, each claiming to be effective, it’s challenging to navigate the sea of information and understand the differences between curriculums. The process of finding the right reading curriculum can be long and extremely confusing! Our […]

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Reading.com app review – Is this the ULTIMATE PHONICS app? Can you teach your child to read with this app?

Are you looking for a high-quality app to teach your child to read? Then, keep reading, because today I am reviewing an exciting new app that is supposed to take children from letter recognition to confident fluent reading (approximately 2nd grade level). As I said, this app is a new kid on the block (or […]

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All About the SCHWA sound! How and when to teach it? Learning to read and spell with Phonics (+ Schwa sound WORD list in pdf)

What is the Schwa sound? How to pronounce it? Let’s play a “simple” game. Please say these words to yourself or read them out loud: zebra oven pupil cotton serum HEAR the words Which do you think is the common sound in all of them? Think for a few seconds. There’s only one sound they […]

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What is Hooked on Phonics? Is It Hooked on Phonics Worth A Comprehensive Review of this popular literacy Curriculum!

When it comes to teaching young children how to read, there are a variety of programs and curricula available. One extremely popular choice is the Hooked on Phonics curriculum. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Hooked on Phonics curriculum: structure, teaching approach, effectiveness… We’ll also discuss some of the program’s pros […]

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