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...

These free videos offer a wealth of information and hold so much value that I had to share. Developed by the Victorian Department of Education and La Trobe University, these videos are wonderful for teachers and other Department of Education staff.   The video series covers:   Delving into...