Tag Archives: struggling readers

Alba Series reviewed in the DSF Bulletin

The Dyslexia – SPELD Foundation’s publication ‘The bulletin’, Autumn 2013, has just published an article reviewing the ‘Alba’ reading series. I have scanned it – but the print is a bit small so here is the summary: “As with the very popular existing […]

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Struggling reader – in praise of practice and consolidation

  We know that any newly acquired knowledge or skill must to be practised for it to be committed to memory.  In order to develop reading fluency, automaticity has to be established and this is brought about through practice and […]

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Struggling reader – a breakthrough!

I had one of those lovely experiences on Thursday, while teaching at the Bloomfield Learning Centre. One of my pupils aged 11 (Year 6) had arrived at the centre as a non-reader.  He attended a school where reading had not […]

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Alba Series – FAQs

Here are frequenty asked questions aswered about the brand new Alba Series: Who is it for? The Alba series is aimed at older catch-up pupils who have gaps in their phonic knowledge.  It is suitable for pupils in KS2 and KS3.  With […]

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What is the difference between a ‘reluctant reader’ and a ‘struggling reader’?

One often hears the term ‘reluctant reader’ and ‘struggling reader’.  Is there a difference between these terms?

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Magic Belt Series – Reviewed by Teach Primary – verdict: Rare Reads

The Magic Belt series has just been reviewed for the first time by John Dabell at Teach Primary.  He summarises with his verdict – the books are ‘Rare Reads’ as they successfully and thoughtfully address a much neglected need for decodable age-appropriate reading […]

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Magic Belt Workbooks now available!

At last our much awaited Magic Belt workbooks are in stock!  There are two workbooks: 1. The Introductory Workbook prepares the pupil for reading the Magic Belt Series.  It is for children who have weak letter/sound correspondences.  It starts with wordbuilding […]

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PHONIC BOOKS COMPETITION!!!

As we have just launched our new Phonic Books Ltd Facebook page, we are annoucing our first Phonic Books Competition! The 100th, 150th, 200th and 250th person to ‘Like’ our new Phonic Books Ltd page will win any set of books […]

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Magic Belt Series out in September

Hurrah! At last our new series for beginner, struggling readers is at the printers.  It will be ready for pupils in September.  This is a prequel to the Totem series.  It offers a phonic reading scheme for pupils who would […]

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