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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...

Phonemic awareness is the awareness of individual sounds in spoken words.   For example, ‘cat’ has 3 phonemes /c/, /a/ and /t/ and ‘six’ has 4 phonemes /s/, /i/, /k/, /s/. Having an awareness of individual sounds is critical for reading development, as it is necessary to...