Cumulative teaching – how to teach children who forget | Tami Reis-Frankfort

Many of my students at the Bloomfield Learning Centre have difficulty remembering the complex alternative spellings of sounds in English.  The problem is they don’t hold on to what they have learned.  The teacher may teach <ai> and the next lesson <ee> and after that <oa>.  By this stage <ai> is forgotten.  It seems that what has been learned has not been embedded securely in long term memory so when the child encounters the spelling <ai> they can’t retrieve the sound /ae/ and often resort to the sounds /a/+/i/ which is how they learned to sound the letters…

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Reading with expression can help with reading fluency | Tami Reis-Frankfort

Do you have children. who. read. like. this?

How can we get children to read fluently?

So firstly, why do we need to read fluently? We need to read fluently because it is difficult to understand what we are reading if we read in a halting way. Our working memory can’t combine all the different aspects and layers that entail comprehension of a text, e.g. use the punctuation or intonation – for example when reading dialogue or expressing an emotion.

Children who are still decoding every word cannot focus on what the text means. We need to release them of the laborious task…

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Independent review of That Dog! series | Tami Reis-Frankfort

We have just received this independent review from Teach Primary Magazine.  The review is available online.  See link below.

Phonic Books – That Dog! for catch-up readers across the school.

At a glance

• Age appropriate, synthetic phonic catch-up reading books with decodable text for pupils who can read CVC words

• Controlled language that dovetails the reading level of pupils

• Modern-day stories that build in difficulty with outstanding illustrations

• Extensive supporting workbook packed with word-building, reading, comprehension, spelling and punctuation activities

• A rich…

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Independent review of That Dog! series | Tami Reis-Frankfort

We have just received this independent review from Teach Primary Magazine.  The review is available online.  See link below.

Phonic Books – That Dog! for catch-up readers across the school.

At a glance

• Age appropriate, synthetic phonic catch-up reading books with decodable text for pupils who can read CVC words

• Controlled language that dovetails the reading level of pupils

• Modern-day stories that build in difficulty with outstanding illustrations

• Extensive supporting workbook packed with word-building, reading, comprehension, spelling and punctuation activities

• A rich…

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Our new books being used at the Sounds-write Reading Centre | Tami Reis-Frankfort

We’re delighted to see that our latest series That Dog! is being used by the Sounds-write Reading Centre.

These modern-day stories with contemporary illustrations are designed to engage older readers and follow the same phonic progression as our Magic Belt Series. The decodable text with a gradual increase in reading difficulty builds confidence whilst improving reading fluency as children begin to master the foundations of reading.

Supporting workbook

As with all our books, the series is accompanied by a extensive workbook. Activities include a mixture of blending, segmenting,…

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How to use decodable books | Tami Reis-Frankfort

How to use decodable books

Decodable books are controlled texts that beginner readers can read independently once they have been taught the spellings in the text.  Children learning to read with phonics benefit from reading decodable texts because they allow them to practice what they have been taught and experience success.  They also help children develop  effective and successful strategies for reading: sounding out letters and blending them into words.  Decodables books are fun decoding exercises.

Here are some tips about how to use decodable books:
Know your phonics programme…

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