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Teaching Short Vowels

By |2018-03-15T03:59:11+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Teaching Short Vowel Sounds Some children have difficulties learning the sounds that the "short vowels" make. This can make impact

Our favourite Alphabet Resources

By |2019-05-07T03:20:38+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , |

Top Resources to Teach the Alphabet Here's a few things that we have carefully chosen to help children learn the alphabet. They're

Alphabet – Sounds or Letter Names?

By |2019-01-23T18:47:44+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning the Alphabet is an essential piece of the learning to read puzzle.   How to best teach the Alphabet,

Starfish Education Centre Reward Program

By |2016-10-18T23:15:16+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Assorted starfish|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Starfish Education Centre Loyalty Program Up & Running. * Register for the Starfish Education Centre Reward Program * Every $30

Alphabet – Upper Case OR Lower Case?

By |2019-05-07T03:05:52+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , |

Alphabet knowledge is the single best predictor of later reading and writing success Knowing this, we then need to ask

What order do you we teach the Alphabet in?

By |2019-01-24T01:56:58+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , |

Knowing the alphabet is a cornerstone of learning to read. Learning the names of the letters of the alphabet AND their corresponding

Taking a Running Record

By |2016-10-19T03:26:03+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why take Running Records? One of the best ways to check if a book is too hard, too easy or

How to tell if a book is too hard.

By |2016-10-18T23:30:27+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the absolute no-brainers of our work here in our tutoring centre at Starfish is ensuring the 'level" of

Vision, eye movements and tracking when Reading

By |2018-02-18T22:15:23+00:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Language- literacy|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Eye Movements and Tracking when Reading. Most academics agree that explicit instruction in synthetic phonics is vital in regards to

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