A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words – Navigating Narrative Writing Part 1

A completed narrative is quite a lengthy assignment for children compared to the other sorts of projects they are usually tasked with. That is why it is helpful to have some strategies up your sleeve to encourage your children as they work on their narrative writing skills. I have taken the time to put together some of my top tips for teaching narrative writing so that you can find them all in one place and start using them today!

Don’t Forget to Write! – Grappling with Grammar Part 1

Grammar is almost never at the top of students’ ‘favourite subjects’ lists and can often be taught in ways that are repetitive or just plain boring. This is likely because English grammar involves so many rules, and repetitive practice is necessary for memorizing rules. That doesn’t mean that it can’t still be fun to learn though!

Meet the (Word) Family – Developing Decoding Skills Part 3

Now let us imagine that you’ve used some of the other strategies I’ve shared to help your child with reading, and you’re starting to see them develop more confidence when presented with new words. How delightful! If your child has some alphabet knowledge already and is able to read simple words on their own, here is a list of things you can do to keep encouraging those decoding skills to develop.