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The spelling hack every teacher should know

The spelling hack every teacher should know

If 50% of English-speaking adults struggle with spelling, what does that say about our teaching? Is it that the English language is so diffic…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: March 4, 2019, 5:55 am

Is it Desert or Dessert? Commonly confused words in the English Language

We all know how difficult the English language is to learn, particularly when it comes to spelling. There are those 26 letters and 46 sounds which …

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: January 28, 2019, 4:51 am

26 letters, 46 sounds and the 1200+ ways to spell them

26 letters, 46 sounds and the 1200+ ways to spell them

The English language is made up of the 26 letters, A-Z, with 46 sounds or phonemes. BUT…there is more than 1200 ways to spell them. While the…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: December 26, 2018, 6:55 am

9 Areas of literacy teachers need to focus on

9 Areas of literacy teachers need to focus on

Here are 9 areas of literacy teachers need to focus on when they are teaching. The first one is phonics or the sound, symbol code. Phonics Th…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: October 30, 2018, 9:39 am

5 Ways to help a child who is struggling with reading

5 Ways to help a child who is struggling with reading

Children of all ages can struggle with reading. Here are 5 ways you can get your child started on the reading process.   1.

The post 5 Ways t…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: October 16, 2018, 7:29 am

10 indicators that your child is struggling with reading

10 indicators that your child is struggling with reading

It can be hard to understand why your child isn’t focusing on their reading book when you are helping them to learn and practice their readin…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: October 15, 2018, 1:16 pm

11 Mistakes teachers make when teaching reading

11 Mistakes teachers make when teaching reading

All children learn at different rates and for some children learning to read is very difficult. How a child is taught to read, can determine …

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: October 14, 2018, 8:39 am

11 Reading terms to know so you can impress your child’s teacher

11 Reading terms to know so you can impress your child’s teacher

You’ll never be bamboozled by your child’s teacher again once you learn these 11 reading terms and what they mean. Next time you’re attending…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: November 23, 2017, 7:34 pm

Can you write phonetically? – Your child can

Can you write phonetically? – Your child can

Excerpt from The Australian Newspaper – Mother Imogen Stubbs   Whenever I do a presentation, I show my audience this paragraph from the Austr…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: November 23, 2017, 2:53 pm

Why is it that good readers sometimes can’t spell?

Why is it that good readers sometimes can’t spell?

Why is it that good readers sometimes can’t spell?A FAQ from Christine answered by Liz Dunoon “Liz, why is it that some children can read fin…

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Author: Liz Dunoon
Posted: November 22, 2017, 2:11 pm

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