Speaking and Listening precedes a child’s ability to read and write. With this in mind at 1 to 1 Tutoring with Joy, we utilise creative opportunities to engage younger children with the spoken word. Learning to orally retell stories, reciting poetry and engaging in conversation through role play are just some of the approaches used. In addition an interactive multi-sensory phonic program supports children to learn the letter sounds. They are able to use this knowledge to segment and and blend sounds to read many words with confidence.
It is well-known that the best writers are those who are avid readers. Children gain a vast amount of knowledge from books both fiction and non fiction where they can internalise and memorise written content and language patterns. At 1 to 1 Tutoring with Joy, children are taught to retell stories and then innovate texts, before independently applying their own ideas to become self-sufficient writers. Older children build on previous knowledge and learn to improve their writing by developing their sentence and text structure, alongside learning about the effect of the overall composition. Grammar is taught enabling children to become aware of making their writing more interesting for the reader. Comprehension activities and spelling are also taught in conjunction within this English program.