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Engaging the Disengaged Reader - 5 Simple Steps to Help Reluctant Readers This Summer

It's that time of year when our local libraries are gearing up to launch their Summer Reading Challenges. After all, it's a fantastic way to get kids opening books and reading for pleasure. We all know about the importance of making sure our children read during the long summer holiday. If they don't get some reading practice in during those weeks away from school, research has shown that they can suffer from the 'Summer Slide' and actually lose around 3 months ability in reading. A few years of this bad practice will ultimately mean dropping YEARS behind. So, what if our kids aren't 'the reading type'? How do we engage the disengaged reader? 1. Are you sitting comfortably? This one is

Adding and Subtracting Fractions -

In this week's #EECWhiteboardWednesday we look a really simple method for adding and subtracting fractions. This is called the 'Butterfly Method' and is so simple that children will 'flutter' from one calculation to another with ease!

Spelling tricky words - 'ie' or 'ei'?

This week on #EECwhiteboardWednesday, our focus is on tricky spellings. Some spelling rules have so many exceptions to the rules that things become very confusing - sometimes just a silly little sentence will help us to remember the correct spelling! In this video, we explore some different words containing 'ei' or 'ie' and look at easy ways to remember the spellings. I hope you find it useful! :-)

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