How decodable books help to transfer phonics to long-term memory

We used to say “practice makes perfect”, but when it comes to memory “practice makes permanent”. We know that to get good at anything, we need to perfect and improve our skills, and this is done through repetition and rehearsal at each stage of learning. In order to learn we need to store the learning […]

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How to…teach blending

In our ‘how to…’ series we are going to delve into all things phonics instruction and give you our expert advice on developing confident readers.   *** In her podcast, Evidence Based Education, Dr Tracy Alloway explains working memory as ‘your ‘active’ memory. The memory you use to work with information.’ She describes working memory as […]

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