Students must acquire the skills of metalanguage as they progress through school and this all depends on their ability to first be able to accurately decode what they are reading. This becomes particularly important in the secondary years when it is expected that students should be able to compare, analyse and critique what they read.
Whether or not you, or your child, are just starting high school, holidays are a time to reflect and to prepare for the year to come. Here are some tips on how to get organised and ready for the school year.
Learning to write well is an extremely complicated process because it requires high level cognitive processing and highly developed metacognitive skills. Unfortunately, the students who find writing the most difficult are often those with intellectual disabilities or learning disabilities (LD). Research has shown that struggling writers benefit from explicit strategy instruction, especially when instruction focuses on direct strategies that guide the writers through the composition of a text.
Vocabulary is an instrument that we use for acquiring knowledge about the world. We are constantly learning new words all the time and here at Gameplan we love to work with our clients to expand their word knowledge. That is why this month, our team decided to investigate the factors that constitute vocabulary development and how it impacts on different facets of our lives