Build solid foundations for reading success

Now that kids are back in school, teachers must make sure that they have solid foundations for reading.  These foundations will ensure reading success throughout their education and beyond.  Who knows what exciting opportunities lay ahead for our young readers?  But first they will need to learn to read. So what are the foundations we […]

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Invention of the Alphabet – the internet of the second millennium BCE

I have been listening to the History of English Podcast (recommended!) and I have had a serious light bulb moment! I have just realised that the invention of the alphabet, which took place around 2000 BCE had a huge impact on the history and culture of humankind.  It was like the explosion of communication we […]

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The reversible code

There is nothing as rewarding as seeing the grin on a young reader’s face when then have just written a word that he/she can read and what more – you can read!  The discovery that the squiggles on the white board can always be read by anyone at anytime is a huge “Ah ha!” moment […]

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