Archive for February 2020

How LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling program works

The ability to sound out each phoneme and recognise whole words on sight is reinforced by LiteracyPlanet’s Spelling Program that includes every phoneme, morpheme and lexeme in the English language. Every lesson includes instruction on the etymology or meaning of each word in context, enabling the student to not only learn how to spell the…

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How LiteracyPlanet’s Sight Words program works

The explicit teaching of letter-sound correspondences is essential to acquire synthetic phonics knowledge, although not sufficient on its own. Analytic phonics – the identification of a whole word (blue) and its consonant blends (br as in bread) – is also essential, as it helps students recognise words that cannot be sounded out (these are often…

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How LiteracyPlanet’s Phonics program works

The systematic and explicit teaching of synthetic phonics has been identified by literacy practitioners in the US, Australia, and the UK as one of the most effective strategies for students to develop their phonemic awareness. Synthetic phonics is the identification and blending of the 44 unique sounds that make up all the words in the…

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How Artificial Intelligence Helps Teachers Improve Literacy Outcomes

Closing the connectivity gap and improving access to digital resources in classrooms has been a priority for education systems in many countries over the past decade. Equitable access is recognised as critical for educational opportunity. Today, digital resources are often integral to subject learning. Most teachers use them regularly, and most educators believe they have…

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