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Phonological and phonemic awareness: Help a struggling reader with sounds

Phonological and phonemic awareness

When you listen to speakers of a foreign language that you do not understand, you hear a sequence of sounds that you perceive as gibberish. This is because you lack phonological and phonemic awareness of that language. A struggling reader of the English language faces a similar situation. While the …

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2 Letter words: Why readers struggle with them

2 letter words

Have you ever noticed that the ‘f’ in ‘if’ and ‘of’ sounds differently? How about the ‘s’ in the 2 letter words ‘is’ and ‘us’ that makes 2 sounds? You’ve probably learned these words a long time ago and never questioned the differences. A struggling reader however is confused about …

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Reading intervention: 20 critical literacy problems to address

Reading intervention

If you know persons who shine in every aspect of their life except for when it comes to reading, then this is for you. Reading intervention is a programme used to bring a struggling reader up to grade level. This programme involves activities and strategies that are tailored to suit …

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