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Teaching Children to Read

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 7, 2008 

In response to a large number of queries at the front desk we hope students find this post useful!

National Literacy Trust       Bookstart   Brit.Assoc.Early Childhood Education

SureStart      Soc.Scientific Study of Reading    UK Nat.Literacy Strategy

Reading Reform Foundation

When and how should you start?

The Whole Language versus Phonics debate

‘Teaching Children to Read’ – House of Commons 8th Report 2005

Topics include phonics, reading for pleasure, early skills and literacy difficulties Happy Child – Bricks and Mortar Reading Skills

Help children and adults to begin reading by concentrating on consonants (‘Bricks’) and vowel (‘Mortar’) sounds. Each letter is built into simple word group with similar sounds. There are 116 pages of example words and notes available for free!

Teaching Ideas – Literacy

Ideas and resource sharing site for Primary school teachers. Created by teachers for teachers. Literacy skills links include word games, skiming skills, sequencing and how to read to children.

Reading Rockets  

A US based site to help parents and teachers with children struggling to read. Includes resources for print awareness, phonics, vocabulary and spelling.                              

Reluctant Readers – alternative to book only reading

Can colour help some children to read?

Research to support the use of colour overlays/lenses to help Dyslexic children

Glossary of Literacy Terms for Schools – Dept. of Children, Schools and Families

 Early Learning Books – in the library NL/ER shelves (beside Fiction section)


One Response to “Teaching Children to Read”

  1. Chrissy said

    As a stay at home mom, I self teach my children their studies. Currently I am teaching my child to read. I came across this book, Differentiating Reading Instruction, that I think is amazing. Laura Robb is an amazing author. The greatest thing about Laura, is she has an ‘ask laura’ column on her website that I find very useful. I can’t wait for her next books coming out.

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