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The importance of age-appropriate phonic reading material for ‘catch-up’ pupils

When older pupils, who are struggling with literacy, come to the learning centre where I teach, they often have low self-esteem.  Offering them babyish looking books will compound their sense of failure.  If they are given books that young primary […]

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High/low reading books and high interest phonics – what’s the difference?

There are some great high/low (high level of content/ low reading age) books on the market these days, particularly for boys.  Publishers have published some really good quality, motivating books.  What is the difference between those books and decodable readers for older, […]

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