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    Learning to Read

    Learning to read starts with phonics instruction as it is essential in helping children develop reading and writing skills. This guide outlines the progression from basic listening skills to advanced reading comprehension and writing, ensuring a solid foundation for literacy. Phase 1: Developing Listening Skills Environmental Sounds To begin with, children start by recognizing sounds […] More

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    Metaphor

    Metaphors are more than just literary devices; they are fundamental to how we think, communicate, and understand the world. By linking two unrelated domains, metaphors enable us to grasp complex concepts through more familiar terms, enriching both our language and cognitive processes. Definition and Basic Concepts A metaphor is a figure of speech that implies […] More

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    Similes

    Similes are a powerful literary device that create vivid imagery and enhance descriptive writing. By comparing two distinct things using the words “like” or “as,” similes draw parallels that make descriptions more relatable and engaging. Definition and Purpose A simile is a figure of speech that compares two different things that share a similar quality, […] More

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    Alliteration

    Alliteration, a fundamental stylistic device, has been used in literature, poetry, and everyday language for centuries. It involves the repetition of consonant sounds at the beginning of words in close proximity, creating a musical quality that enhances the rhythm and mood of a text. This article explores the definition, purpose, and impact of alliteration in […] More

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    Who, What, Where, When, Why and How

    The 5 W’s and 1 H – who, what, where, when, why, and how, and how to use them in writing and reading comprehension. Have you ever been asked a question and didn’t know how to answer it? Or have you ever read a story and didn’t understand some parts of it? The 5 W’s […] More

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    Vocabulary

    Vocabulary is an essential component of language arts. It refers to the set of words that a person knows and uses in everyday communication. A strong vocabulary enables a person to understand written and spoken language better, communicate effectively, and express oneself more precisely. This article explores the importance of vocabulary and various strategies to […] More

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    Parts Of A Story

    Parts of a story work together to create a complete narrative. Understanding the different parts of a story can help you become a better reader and writer. In this lesson, we will learn about the key parts of a story. Characters Every story has different parts that work together to create a complete narrative. Understanding […] More

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    Literary Devices

    Literary devices are techniques used by writers to create meaning, enhance their writing, and make it more interesting to readers. There are many different literary devices, but some of the most common ones include: Simile A simile is a comparison between two things that are not alike, using the words “like” or “as”. For example: […] More

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    Types of Syllables

    A syllable is a unit of sound that is typically made up of one or more vowel sounds along with any accompanying consonant sounds. In the English language, there are different types of syllables that can be identified based on the pattern of vowels and consonants within them. Closed Syllables A closed syllable is a […] More

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    Tenses

    Tense is an essential aspect of English grammar that tells us when an action or event took place. There are three primary tenses in English: present, past, and future. In this lesson, we will cover the three primary tenses and their usage. Present Tense The present tense describes an action or event that is currently […] More

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    Homonyms

    Homonyms are words that are pronounced and spelled the same way but have different meanings. They can be classified into two categories: Homophones Homographs   Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. For example, the words “there,” “their,” and “they’re” are homophones. Homographs are words that have the same […] More

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    Sentence Structures

    A sentence is a group of words that convey a complete thought. In English, sentences typically follow one of four basic structures: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. Understanding these structures can help you create clear and effective sentences in your writing. Simple Sentences A simple sentence consists of one independent clause, which is a group […] More