Literacy Articles

The Order of Adjectives

I have just downloaded Mark Forsyth's book "The Elements of Eloquence" - How to turn the perfect English phrase. It was with great fascination that I learned that there is an order when using more than one adjective in front of a noun. And here it...

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Synthetic Phonics

Synthetic Phonics

Finally some people realize that 'synthetic phonics', taught to or should I say torturing 400,000 dyslexic children, has not only very little to no effect, but actually hampers their ability to learn to read. “Neither children who are fluent...

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Those Tricky Little Words

Those Tricky Little Words

Dyslexic learners, children and adults, often stumble over the little words, either leaving them out when reading or writing - or substituting them for a similar word, which may or may not have the same meaning. (e.g. for / from; a / the; in /...

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Comprehension

Jimmy reads really well. He makes hardly any mistakes. With a frown of intense concentration he shows off his skills and they are quite remarkable. The odd small word may be changed or deleted, but nobody notices. Parents and teachers are happy -...

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Dyslexia and Reading

Dyslexia and Reading

When reading, the early books with pictures that add to the comprehension of the text will cause less trouble than chapter books later on. Guessing the words from reading the first letter, in connection with an image, often comes in handy. Being...

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