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Beginning to teach reading and writing

This section contains activities and games to help with beginning to teach reading and writing to your Young Learners. Materials cover introducing letters, internalizing and recognising letters, and learning words.

Introduction

You can start teaching reading and writing to children as young as five. Young children are wonderful processors of new information and can often learn to read and write quickly, if they enjoy the process and are in a positive, fun, success-oriented learning environment.

In this section you will find a selection of activities and games to help students recognise and learn first letters, and then words, using different techniques.

Beginning reading and writing

  • Beginning reading and writing: Introducing letters

    Author: Olha Madylus Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Teaching notes

    Olha Madylus offers a selection of tips and activities for familiarising children with the sound of English and offers a practical way to introduce the alphabet using phonics.

  • Beginning reading and writing: Internalizing letters

    Author: Olha Madylus Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Teaching notes

    Olha Madylus offers a selection of physical activities that help children remember the shape of letters they've been introduced to.

  • Beginning reading and writing: Recognition games

    Author: Olha Madylus Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Teaching notes

    Olha Madylus offers a selection of games that help children recognise and use the letters they've been introduced to, including beginning to write them.

  • Beginning reading and writing: Learning words

    Author: Olha Madylus Level: Starter/beginner, Elementary Type: Teaching notes

    Olha Madylus offers a selection of tips and activities to help your students begin to put letters together to form words.

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