I am often asked if I teach phonics and I my answer is always the same. I have developed a phonetic system: one that is based on breaking words into… Read more about Letters, Sounds and Phonics! Why I think there is a Better Way!
Are you worried that your child struggles to read small words, which seem so easy to you? Maybe you should be. Why are Small Words so Important? Small words occur frequently… Read more about If he Can’t Read Small Words, he won’t Read Long Ones!
Why is Segmentation a Problem? When I test my students, I notice that they often struggle with segmentation. This is the ability to sound out words, especially those containing consonant clusters,… Read more about Let’s Talk About the Skill of Segmentation!
Predicted Levels of Illiteracy It is not often that I am shocked by statistics on education. However, an article on illiteracy in the Independent has left a strong impression on me:… Read more about Do you care about Predicted Levels of Illiteracy?