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Club Volcano

March 16th 2018 by A teacher, Hounslow, West London

Game Club Volcano play for free If you just get accustomed to the world of excitement, you need to gain experience. You can do this by testing the devices in free mode. This version of the game will help to understand the rules, to study the available machines. Players who dream of breaking a huge […]

Stories Still Lie at the Heart of a Family Christmas

Alison David

December 20th 2013 by Alison David

A consistent theme throughout our Reading Street study has been time, or the lack of it. The parents wea��ve spoken to think childrena��s reading is very important, but find that their hectic everyday lives mean that they struggle to find the time. But, this fourth Chapter of our Reading Street study with its focus on […]

Can we boost reading by recovering the lost art of being still?

Alison David

November 1st 2013 by Alison David

It wona��t come as a surprise to you that a recurring theme in the first two chapters of our Reading Street study (Reading and Home and Reading and School) has been the influence of the digital world. Both the parents and the teachers wea��ve spoken to have said that the rise in childrena��s time spent […]

Books Are Our Bag

Mike Richards

September 12th 2013 by Mike Richards

  This Saturday, on September 14th, the Books Are My Bag campaign will launch. Today we finally took delivery of enough bags for everyone at Egmont and a few besides and I dona��t mind telling you that Ia��ve been envious of the booky folk lucky enough to snaffle one early. Even Michael Grant (pictured) – […]

Exclusive teaching methods deny children a full opportunity to develop all necessary reading concepts and skills

Judith Williams, Specialist Teacher and Diagnostic Assessor DipSLD, BEd with distinction in practical teaching

July 23rd 2013 by Judith Williams, Specialist Teacher and Diagnostic Assessor DipSLD, BEd with distinction in practical teaching

Fundamentally, literacy is to provide meaning. I have read your new Reading Street Report with interest, and would like to offer these comments. Firstly, having now become a Specialist Teacher/Diagnostic Assessor of all age groups, with a diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties, I must stress that what works with dyslexic children will work with all students, which helps in the inclusive system imposed upon modern teachers. Additionally, I spent more than thirty years as a classroom teacher and as such experienced the introduction of the National Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy and various approaches to […]