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To e-read or not to e-read ?

This is an issue that bubbles on and on and on in the book community. It’s the battle of our lifetime, the 21st century struggle between technology and tradition. 411 more words

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World Book Night giveaway plans are sorted

I was very excited to be chosen as a World Book Night book giver for 2016. Yipee!

It’s an event I’ve not been involved in before (surprising for a pushy book lover like me) but I was intrigued to see what it was all about. 305 more words

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Reading Skills Explained: What Goes On in My Child’s Brain While Learning to Read?

“S…a…mmm….sss….aaa…mmm….Sam!” Said the little girl I was reading with.  At the age of six, Monica was beginning to blend letter sounds together to form words.  She began each word with a halting interpretation of the letters.   662 more words


Pre-Reading Skills - What are they? How are they learned?

Before your child can read “cat” for the first time, a surprising number of skills must be learned.  Most of them, our smart little ones learn just from being in a stimulating environment – probably one just like your home.   784 more words


Reading Strategies 

Reading strategies help us when we are reading. The reading skills we use are:

  • Predicting
  • Connecting
  • Self-Questioning
  • Skimming
  • Connecting
  • Comparing
  • Visualising
  • Inferring
  • Synthesising
  • Scanning
  • Determining Importance.
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The words are Magic

OK this is an idea that I’ve been running in the background of the books for a while but I wanted to touch base on what people thought to the concept and whether it’s an easy thing to follow. 321 more words



I’m now officially a goodreads author. They were brilliant at helping me link together my books and even created a wee page to show the ‘ 299 more words

Reading And Literacy