[⚔Swords & Stationery✐] The Role of Role-Playing Games in Text Construction

When I first conceptualised the idea of using games as one of my teaching tools, it seemed very wild and out there. After all, how would one marry both synchronously, never mind the difficulty of convincing someone that it’s potentially far more effective than traditional rote learning?

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[☕MRE] Midweek REsources: Sight Words Worksheets for ‘though’, ‘through’ and ‘thorough’

For dyslexics, ‘though’, ‘through’ and ‘thorough’ are three words that are easily confused, especially the first two. They’re also not phonetically regular, making it doubly hard to get them right. Download these worksheets to help your child tackle those three words if he/she constantly forgets how to spell them, or is unsure of how to tell them apart. Credits for all images and fonts go to their respective authors/illustrators.

Sight word ‘though’

Sight word ‘through’

Sight word ‘thorough’

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[💡Student Spotlight💡] Ash, the misunderstood student (Part 1)

Swords & Stationery is reaching its 2-year anniversary soon. Looking back, I’ve had a lot of students with different needs. Some require(d) more attention; some need(ed) a harder, firmer approach. In the end, most had improved under my tutelage—academically, socially and emotionally. Naturally, many of them had also left a lasting but positive impression on me.

In continuity from last fortnight’s post, I would like to dedicate this and the next few posts to sharing about some of most memorable students I’ve had the pleasure of teaching. This will be part of a new series of posts tagged [💡Student Spotlight💡]. For this first one, I’ll be talking about Ash, the misunderstood student. Continue reading “[💡Student Spotlight💡] Ash, the misunderstood student (Part 1)”

[☕MRE] Midweek REsources: Sight Words Worksheets (will/would and was/were)

Dyslexic readers often have problems visualising tenses and plurality in clauses. Here are two sample worksheets that you can use with your child to get them used to these grammatical conventions. They’re not the only solution, however, and should best be used in conjunction with other relevant materials such as storybooks.

Was/Were Sight Words Worksheet

Will/Would Sight Words Worksheet