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Reading is Fun

Too many children of all ages struggle with reading, and this can impact on all their learning...
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Reading for Meaning!

Every parent has been there! The reading book sent home with instructions to listen to your...
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How Do You Teach Reading?

Let's start with a joke.  My sister rung me up from...
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Whose Job Is It Anyway? Learning To Read

I grew up in a working class family with a mother who hadn't finished school. She regretted this...

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    Hello, My name is Sue Poskitt and I am a qualified Early Years/Primary Teacher. I believe that learning should be fun, thus use a variety of activities in my teaching. All lessons are planned for individual pupils, to ensure personalised learning.
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    I'm a happy, patient and flexible teacher who will personalise lessons to meet individual or small group requirements. I will also provide honest feedback and recommend other educational resources should I feel they be necessary.
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  • The Beginnings of Reading

    Kirsty Duffy Reading Tutor (Gloucester) Picture Some of us are old enough to remember (or we think we do) the Will’s tobacco tins containing word flashcards we took home from school to practise reading. This was whole word recognition or ‘look and say’. We read using the shape of the word. Many of the words were probably high frequency words...
  • Whose Job Is It Anyway? Learning To Read Editor's Pick

    Miss Diane Reading Tutor (North London) Picture I grew up in a working class family with a mother who hadn't finished school. She regretted this and was determined that her children would go to university. She made sure that our house had a lot of children's books and art materials, but she didn't read us bedtime stories or sit down with us...
  • Why Reading Is Important

    Francis Hamlyn Reading Tutor (West London) Picture It is not unusual for me to encounter a nine or ten year old child who struggles to read a piece of text out loud with fluency and confidence. They start with enthusiasm but by the third of fourth word the pace has halved and by the end of the first sentence, words are going missing and...

 

  • Reading is Fun Editor's Pick

    Janir66 Reading Tutor (Rochester) Picture Too many children of all ages struggle with reading, and this can impact on all their learning and their behaviour. More importantly, children with reading difficulties often lack confidence and have very low self esteem. Therefore, it is vital to reach these children to find a hook in to...
  • How Do You Teach Reading? Editor's Pick

    Mr.Tyley Reading Tutor (South East London) Picture Let's start with a joke.  My sister rung me up from Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, to say her son was reading book after book after book due to my intervention.  She had been using a method that begins with the child learning to read where they were born first and...
  • Reading Recommendations

    Reading Tutor (South West London) Picture   Summer Reading Ideas   Key Stage 2 Angela Carter’s Book of Fairy Tales.  These gutsy fairy tales from around the world offer the perfect antidote to the flimsy princesses often found in girls’ books. Michelle Paver, Wolf Brother.  This sensitively written book set in pre-historic times...