Teaching Spelling



When a child stumbles over how to read or spell a word, many parents feel stumped with how to help and end up just giving the answer. Experienced teacher, Shirley Houston, shows parents how to help when their child gets stuck.

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What are the R Controlled Vowels and how do you teach them? A thorough explanation, plus ideas, resources and tips to ensure you effectively teach these sounds.

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Over the years, logic, emotion and research have frequently clashed in the debate on the advantages and disadvantages of ability grouping. Shirley Houston takes a look at the pros and cons of grouping by ability for spelling.

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Vowel teams are probably the most common source of reading and spelling errors as one vowel sound may be represented by as many as 6 different vowel teams. Teacher Shirley Houston breaks down the vowel teams and how to teach them!

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