The simple answer is, yes. However, there is a ‘but’. Kids should definitely be aware of current world events but one of the greatest challenges kids face today (…besides global warming) is actually #fakenews. In today’s digital world there is so…
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Developing skills as a writer means first being a strong reader. Literacy is synchronous – it isn’t reading or writing in isolation, it’s a combination of reading, writing, speaking and listening, all of which form the fundamental blocks all…
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Within reading there are two main elements that create great readers: comprehension and fluency. Comprehension is our ability to understand a text, and often we use a wide range of strategies to form a schema of the text we’re reading. Fluency is our…
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Every subject in school centres around the student’s ability to read. Even Math involves a good bit of reading with sometimes complicated instructions and story problems being present on assignments. If a child’s reading ability is on the low side…
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Critical thinking allows us to build a deeper understanding of our environment. This creates a curiosity of the world and people around us and drives us to constantly look for answers. This curiosity then extends to the topics we teach in school…
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We all recognise the importance of reading and there are now many scientific studies that highlight the reasons for this. Reading is essential in increasing a child's concentration levels and helping improve their academic success, but most…
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Colin Some of my earliest memories are of my mum reading every night to me. My favourites were Mr Galliano’s Circus series and The Secret 7 , both by Enid Blyton. I always loved books, and remember, this was WAY before the Internet (showing my age…
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