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Support for children who are struggling to learn to read

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Support for children who are struggling to learn to read

I want to introduce you to a primary school student that I worked with who was struggling to learn to read. For this article I will call her 'Sally'.   Sally is in Grade 1, and is 7 years old. Sally's teacher approached me for my support, because Sally was struggling to grasp her 'gold' and 'red' words, which were some of the beginning sight words that children aged 5 to 6 years of age were reading.   To work out how I could help Sally, I firstly sat and observed Sally trying to read her gold and red sight...

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