Reading and Spelling Programme
Did you know that there are an estimated 88,500 words in printed school English? And, did you know that the 26 letters of our alphabet can produce about 577 different possible combinations of letters and sounds? For the child with learning disabilities, learning to read and spell is almost certain defeat. Unless he is taught strategies to help him learn. Used consistently and systematically, this program will improve your child's reading and spelling skills. You will see results.
Find out how.
  Letter Sounds 1
  Nonsense Words 1
  Real Words 1
  High Frequency Sight Words 1
  Sentences 1
  Spelling Whiz

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Phonological Awareness
The most common cause of reading difficulties in early reading (grades 1-3) is the difficulties some children experience in the understanding and use of the phonological features of language. What does this mean? How can I help my child if he has this problem? Read more and find out what activities you can use to develop your child's phonological awareness.
  Alphabet Cards
Use the alphabet letters and pictures to teach your child the correct names and sounds of the letters of the alphabet. As you teach a specific letter, cut it out and let your child colour it in. It is very important that your child is able to identify the correct sound of each letter.
  alphabet cards picture
Use these recipes to make some aids for teaching phonological awareness. Encourage your child to shape letters out of play dough, salt dough (for a set of letters to keep and use over and over) or even biscuit dough. When he is actively involved in making the letters, he will remember them better. Don't teach too many letters at a time as this will just confuse him. Rather choose 2 or 3 letters and make sure he knows their names and sounds by heart before moving on to the next 2 or 3 letters.

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Word Recognition
Some words cannot be decoded easily, and your child should know them by sight - we call them sight words. High frequency sight words can make up more than 50 percent of the words we read and often cause problems. When a child masters sight words he experiences success in at least half of what he's reading. Use the following activities to help your child learn sight words.
  High Frequency Sight Words
  High Frequency Flashcards
Click on the above High Frequency Flashcards link to download Lists 1 to 11 or alternatively click on the necessary List link below to download the list you require.
    List 1
    List 2
    List 3
    List 4
    List 5
    List 6
    List 7
    List 8
    List 9
    List 10
    List 11
  Speed Drill Graph

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