Understanding Mathematics Word Problems

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If you find reading difficult, then irrespective of your mathematics ability, solving word problems is likely to be problematic. Imagine a poor reader in Year 2 trying to solve the following word problem: There are several giraffes in the jungle. … Continued

Using Metalanguage to Teach Spelling

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In English, spelling a word requires you to integrate orthography (the correct sequence of letters and combinations of letters) to phonology (sounds in the word) with a knowledge of morphology (word parts that signal meaning and grammar) (Garcia, Abbott, & … Continued

Developing Young Children’s Comprehension

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The focus of initial reading instruction is primarily on teaching the decoding process. However, the ultimate aim of reading is to actually understand the text. Therefore, early instruction should also encompass language comprehension, including oral language comprehension. This should involves … Continued