Tag Archives: beginner readers

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 […]

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Top tips for teaching phonics

1. Step-by-step You don’t need to teach the whole alphabet to get reading going. Start with a few letters and get children to build words with them. Our series starts with the sounds s, a, t, i, m. 2. Word-building […]

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Can you spot the spellings of /ee/?

Here is a page from Talisman 1 series. Can you spot the spellings of the phoneme /ee/?

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Why the ‘A, B, C’ song is not helpful to beginner readers

Many young children learn to sing the ‘A, B, C’ song in nursery or at home. This song teaches them the names and the order of the letters of the alphabet. This is a great way to store the alphabetic […]

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What are decodable books?

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Reading decodable books with beginner readers – 8 tips

Decoding can be very laborious for the beginner reader.  Here are a few tips that can make the experience successful and rewarding:

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