Here are the 3 main reasons why kids shut down/ disengage from learning to read. I learned this directly from the experts, my students.
This is what my blog has repeatedly said for the past decade.
i. Teach the correct pronunciation of sounds represented by consonants
ii. Inform kids that letters represent more than one sound.
iii. Teach letter names as well as letter sounds.
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