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
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
Supporting spelling through an understanding of morphology
Orthography is just one of the skills students employ when learning to spell and write.
A free downloadable and editable booklet to support pencil control
Phonological knowledge is one of the skills needed for writing and spelling in English.
A few resources and strategies I have found helpful when supporting developing pencil control for writing
An overview of the final stages of writing development.
The first years of writing development.
An introduction to the early stages of formal literacy focused on preparation for writing.
Sharing ideas to boost children's communication skills and promote literacy development.