Early Years · Language and literacy skills

A reason for rhyme

Via daily prompt: Rhyme In these days of competitive academics, with small children expected to master basic literacy skills at ever younger ages, it is perhaps understandable that traditional nursery rhymes have taken a back seat. I still remember the illustrated book of nursery rhymes my grandmother gave me when I visited her at the… Continue reading A reason for rhyme

Language and literacy skills

Early reading difficulties

Continuing the theme of recent blogs on literacy acquisition, here we focus on symbol-sound (grapheme-phoneme) correspondence and early reading. Often, children's first realisation that symbols have meaning will be when they begin to recognise familiar shop signs. They may not be able to read, but they make associations with frequently seen logos. You know the… Continue reading Early reading difficulties

Language and literacy skills

Even more skills for writing

Supporting spelling through an understanding of morphology

Language and literacy skills

More skills for writing

Orthography is just one of the skills students employ when learning to spell and write.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pencil Grasp Story Booklet

A free downloadable and editable booklet to support pencil control

Early Years · Language and literacy skills

Early skills for writing

Phonological knowledge is one of the skills needed for writing and spelling in English.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Fine Motor Support for Writing

A few resources and strategies I have found helpful when supporting developing pencil control for writing

Language and literacy skills · Special Education

Writing development in pre- and early teens

An overview of the final stages of writing development.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Early Spelling and Writing

The first years of writing development.

Early Years · Language and literacy skills · Skills for school

Pre-writing and early literacy skills

An introduction to the early stages of formal literacy focused on preparation for writing.

Executive Function · Language and literacy skills

Language and Literacy

Sharing ideas to boost children's communication skills and promote literacy development.