How to teach high-frequency words

High-frequency words are common words in our language. Many teachers believe that it is useful for children to learn to read and spell these words as soon as possible. The problem is that many of these words have complex spellings. This means that children may find it difficult to read and spell them until they […]

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Are we teaching high-frequency words in a logical order?

Here is a post from Spelfabet on an alternative order of teaching high-frequency words which best suits a logical phonic progression. This makes sense as children can use the phonics they are already learning and apply them to high-frequency words. Very simple. Why is this important? It is important because teaching children to read words […]

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Teaching high-frequency words and phonics – two conflicting approaches?

Wouldn’t it be great if we could teach those high-frequency words strictly within the phonic progression of our programme?

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