Month: July 2019

Are you teaching phonics to kids the right way?

I’ve got a question for you… Are you teaching phonics to kids the right way?? You might have heard me talk about the different approaches to teaching phonics and how they’re not all created equal. Today I want to dive into a little bit more detail on what makes a phonics program truly effective. This will help you find out if you are teaching phonics to kids the right way.   …

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How to teach phonics

Most teachers and schools do teach phonics, but did you know there are several different approaches to teaching phonics and they’re not all equal? This article will explain incidental and synthetic phonics and the ways you should and shouldn’t teach phonics.   Incidental phonics Incidental phonics is an approach where we read a text with a child and as they come across phonic patterns that they don’t know,  we teach …

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How to teach reading to dyslexic students

In this article, I will be explaining strategies to teach reading to dyslexic students. This is a question I get asked quite a bit in my practice and today I want to share with you five tips to make sure that your reading program is the best you can offer for dyslexic students. It’s important to remember that what makes good practice for dyslexic students is actually the best practice …

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