Category: Blog

10 Spelling Tips

    Good spellers can ‘see’ words in their heads. Weak spellers need help with this. Use phonics plus visual skills (remembering what words look like) plus looking for typical letter patterns plus knowledge about words (meaning) to help with spelling. Don’t rely on sound alone; introduce a multi-sensory approach to learning spelling words AND…

Read More…

Raising Readers Review

Raising Readers. Multi-sensory learning kit review ⋆ You Can Do It Nondumiso Morais is a mom blogger (amongst other incredible things). She has a 4 year old daughter who has always had a keen interest in books so when she started wanting to learn to read Nondie turned to Raising Readers for help. We suggested…

Read More…

Raising Readers and the Spur Foundation

Raising Readers were given the wonderful opportunity to train 15 Principals from a few ECD’s in Alexandra last week. This 5 day course was sponsored by the Spur Foundation Full tummy Fund in partnership with the ASHA trust. Over the 5 days, they learnt what and how they need to develop pre literacy skills in…

Read More…

Rays of Hope and Raising Readers 2017.

Raising Readers were given the wonderful opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers of the Rays of Hope Foundation. This initiative was supported and funded by the P.T.A of Kingsmead School. We would like to thank you as we feel we really gave the participants some new skills and tools which they will be…

Read More…

Spellcheck Please!

At a recent presentation I was asked about spelling and why a child who can read still makes spelling mistakes, particularly in creative writing assignments. Reading and spelling are closely linked and are learnt side by side. When we were growing up and learning to read and write, the theory went like this ‘the better…

Read More…