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dyslexia, reading, self confidence, self esteem -

Reading Problems in Grade 4 & Up  by Donna Stuart If your child is in Grade 4 or up, they should be a fluent reader. Most students this age have moved into the stage of ‘learning to read’, from ‘reading to learn.” What reading problems “look like” to parents and teachers, change, as a child gets older due to the changing demands and expectations of their environment on their reading, writing and oral ability. In addition to the original problem of trouble learning to read, they may now be experiencing significant problems across academic subject areas where they are being...

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common entrance, KS3, revision -

Hurrah! Your child is into their choice of secondary school or public school. Job done and you can breathe a sigh of relief. Or can you? The reality is that you have actually just arrived at possibly the most important phase of their secondary education. The trouble is that few people tell us that, or we don't realise it for ourselves, until our child is about to begin the all important GCSE courses. So, why is Key Stage 3 just so, well, key? 1. KS3 provides the basis for many GCSE subjects. This is especially true for Maths, Sciences and...

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Our 'Guide to Revision That Works' will give you tried and tested rules for making the most of your revision time. Don't forget, the earlier you start, the more effective your learning and revision will be! Revise topics as you go through the year and the BIG day will be a breeze. As we know just how long it can take to produce a Revision Timetable, we have designed one for you. There are two versions, one with our suggested time slots for each day and one version for you to put in your own times to suit age and...

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Suppliers -

TTS, one of the largest suppliers of educational resources is now a distributor of Oaka Books topic packs. The packs are part of the brand new TTS SEN Catalogue which was launched this year. 'This is great for many of our customers who like to purchase all their products through TTS,' commented Bambi Gardiner, founder of Oaka Books. 'Providing excellent customer service and ease of purchase is essential for the Oaka brand so making life easier for our school customers is perfect for us. The TTS brand is widely accepted as one of the leading educational suppliers so it is...

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Awards -

Oaka Books Shortlisted for ERA Award Oaka Books, the company started just 2 years ago to produce text books for visual learners and struggling readers, has been shortlisted for the ERA Secondary Resource Award. Founder of the company, Bambi Gardiner, found it impossible to find textbooks for her 13-year-old dyslexic daughter — so she created her own. Her company, Oaka Books, now publishes a growing range of over 30 titles for visual learners aged 5-14 years and supplies over 250 schools. ‘Being nominated for an ERA Award is a real feather in our cap,’ says Bambi. ‘Our team is incredibly...

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