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Raising Readers; When Phonics Isn’t Working and the Case for Storytelling

I'm going to say this and duck...phonics doesn't work for all readers. Phonics is a wonderful resource and ideal for teaching initial sounds and basic decoding but many children struggle to convert and construct the complex system of phonemes, trigraphs and split digraphs into one fluid sound to produce a word. Even worse they are… Continue reading Raising Readers; When Phonics Isn’t Working and the Case for Storytelling

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Children's Literacy

Raising Readers: 6 Things Parents Do That Make Children Hate Reading

Is it possible that we as parents are damaging our children's desire and ability to read? In this post we examine the role of intrinsic motivation and how to use it at home to make your child a reader.