February 17, 2017

A while ago, I was a little concerned about my five-year-old daughter’s attitude to reading.

She came home from school each day protesting the very idea of having to read, and when invited to read at home, she would groan and moan and find any number of other activities...

October 4, 2016

Anyone interested in improving their job opportunities, raising their IQs and boosting their success in the education system could achieve all three by focusing on one key area: words.

Studies show that IQ test scores, school grades, and job status are connected to the...

August 4, 2016

Something that we take for granted, something that you are doing right now, is the process and action of reading.

The word comes from Old English rǣdan, of Germanic origin, related to the Dutch raden and German raten ‘advise, guess’. Its meaning embraced the concepts of...

May 18, 2016

 

The ideal scene for reading at school would be to have, at the end of Key Stage Three, all children 

 

• reading voluminously in a wide range of fields, on their own determinism

 

• continually winning and participating

 

• over time, mastering books of a certain vocabulary...

April 8, 2016

 

The ideal scene for reading at school would be to have, at the end of Key Stage Three, all children 

• reading voluminously in a wide range of fields, on their own determinism

• continually winning and participating

• over time, mastering books of a certain vocabulary le...

April 1, 2016

 

Elsewhere we’ve written about helping children to read. This is so important and such a building block for future success, that these further tips have been put together to support you even more in this area.

 

1. Keep calm.

 

Children move at different paces and shift ge...

March 19, 2016

 

The Hudson Expanded Adventure Reading Tournament (H.E.A.R.T.) is a groundbreaking programme for the extension and improvement of reading as an activity in and beyond the school. The programme is geared to encourage improvement in the amount of material read. It blends...

February 19, 2016

 

Getting children to read and to enjoy reading involves quite a bit more than just teaching them how to do it. 

 

Some children immediately ‘take’ to reading and all you have to do is step out of the way and provide them with an appropriate library; others seem to strugg...

January 26, 2016

 

‘Partnering’ in this sense is the pairing up of two children reading the same book. It has been found that when you team up children of comparable level and ability for reading they can make more progress. 

 

Partnering immediately and effectively brings up the engageme...

January 23, 2016

 

The Hudson Expanded Adventure Reading Tournament (H.E.A.R.T.) is a groundbreaking programme for the extension and improvement of reading as an activity in and beyond the school. The programme is geared to encourage improvement in the amount of material read. It blends...

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