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Parents, Teachers

Using music to develop literacy!

Many learners find music a less threatening prospect than conventional language drills. When we wrap language and literacy development tasks in musical activities, more learners enjoy practising, want to do it more often, and get better at it…

Parents, Teachers

Virtual Learning and SEND Support!

Across the world, lockdown measures and physical distancing have severely impacted schooling and, like the rest of the educational world, I have moved my lessons online. As a specialist teacher providing one-to-one support for struggling maths students, this has been a steep learning curve.

Parents, Teachers

Phonics – Back to Basics!

We aspire to encourage all learners to develop a secure phonemic understanding, as this provides the foundations for their reading and learning journey. But, how do you recognise that pupils are developing good phonemic knowledge or identify those with a phonological deficit?

Parents, Teachers

Supporting all readers by Katrina Cochrane!

Katrina Cochrane is a specialist teacher and author with over 25 years’ experience working to raise awareness and support both children and adults with dyslexia. In the following blog post she shares an insight into the diverse range of difficulties children can face when it comes to reading. Difficulties which make it challenging for class teachers to identify those needing extra support…

Parents, Teachers

Top 25 Christmas Reading Tips!

Christmas provides a perfect opportunity for children to develop their enthusiasm for reading. Our top tips can help families keep on track with reading over the holidays, spreading the festive cheer and spending some quality time together with some fantastic stories!

Parents, Teachers

Access Arrangements and Examinations!

Here at Lexplore we are often asked about how our test can assist in providing additional evidence for Access Arrangements. Lexplore can indeed provide an overview of a pupil’s reading skills, thereby giving a sense of the candidate’s abilities and/ or specifically provide information to meet specific criteria. ..

Parents, Teachers

Reading beyond the classroom!

When teaching children to read, we build upon their early knowledge of language acquired through their interactions and experiences. If children do not grow up in language rich environments, they can often find it difficult to keep up with their peers who do, especially when it comes to learning to read.
Within schools we can provide children with many opportunities to develop their enthusiasm for reading, however, it is just as important to ensure that children’s home environments also support their literacy development…

Parents, School Leaders, Teachers

A Dyslexia Friendly Environment!

As the old saying goes, ‘knowledge is power’ so think about how much you know about dyslexia. If your answer is ‘not much’, then Dyslexia Awareness Week could be a great time to improve your knowledge! The British Dyslexia Association’s website is a great place to start, with articles, webinars and more information to help you become more Dyslexia aware! As a Dyslexia Smart organisation, we have created the following list of top tips with our Training and Education Specialist Donna Stevenson, which you can follow to create a dyslexia-friendly environment in your classroom…

Parents, Teachers

A Summer full of reading!

The summer holidays provide the perfect opportunity for children to develop their interest and enthusiasm for reading. However, time away from the classroom can also cause children’s reading skills to slide before their return to school.
But how do you keep children on track with their reading amidst all the distractions the holidays may bring?