Author: lucy

Today I want to talk to you about how to teach vocabulary effectively.   Whether you're a classroom teacher a learning support teacher or a home school teacher at some point in your program you've needed to teach vocabulary.   There are some really common traditional practices that we...

Knowing how to build reading fluency for our students is an essential part of teaching reading. Reading fluency is one of those skills that quite often gets misunderstood as being able to read quickly. It's more complex than that. I'm going to talk you through what...

As I have discussed in the past, teaching phonics to children is very important. There are several different phonics teaching approaches and not all are equal.   Today I want to talk to you about the differences between analytic and synthetic phonics.   Analytic Phonics Analytic phonics is the process...

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...

Something I’ve been asked a few times in the last couple of weeks by teachers as well as my homeschool mums or at home helper mums is “how do you teach spelling well?” or “how do you teach dyslexics to spell?”   This is not something I...