How can this course help you?
I am a teacher with over 20 years of experience in both private and state schools and I am putting the wealth of my knowledge of how reading and spelling is taught into an easy-to-follow guide for you to use.
You will become more confident in teaching by finding ways to help your child decode letter combinations, alternative pronunciations and spellings so that the text makes sense.
You will have useful resources to help you know what sounds to teach, strategies to use, which words to use to practise particular sounds, how to assess if your child is secure with this and can apply their knowledge in different contexts, what to teach next, what to look out for. If your child finds formal learning tricky and you would like to practise reading in a more fun way, I have designed games to print out and play. I have filmed some videos to demonstrate aspects and there is lots of other information that will help you be more confident about teaching your child to read.
You will understand how many children in England are taught phonics - how to decode letters - to read them as words rather than random symbols on a page and to begin to spell more accurately.
This course - Wise Owls - builds on the previous courses (to be published soon) and is aimed at parents and carers of children in Year 1, however if your child is struggling with their reading and is above this year group then this course may also be useful to use to focus on the graphemes/ letter combinations they find tricky. Progress in their reading will lead to progress in many other aspects of their learning whether it is literacy, geography or other areas.
My courses follow how I and many other teachers would teach your child to read in England. I have put this in a day-by-day comprehensive guide for you to either follow if you wish to do the whole program or dip in if you know there are certain gaps in your child's understanding of decoding and reading. I will show you how to assess, so you know what to focus on, and where to find the resources and activities to teach those specific sounds your child is struggling with.
So have a look at this course, you will have a free trial so what is there to lose?