455 days ago

Should more schools change the way they teach children to read?

Katy Jones Reporter from The Tasman Leader

A community meeting in Motueka on Wednesday evening is due to feature discussion with a Massey University professor, whose research shows a more phonics-based approach is needed to teaching literacy in schools. Parents lobbying nationwide for the change to "structured literacy", which teaches reading and writing consecutively, say phonics books should replace the "Ready to Read" books most schools use to help children learn to read. Do you agree?

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1 day ago

Sign up for The Antidote: 5 happy things to read about each day

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hi neighbours,

We live in unusual times. It all gets a bit much some days. So we're bringing you a much-needed dose of positivity to remind you that there's inspiration, kindness and quirkiness out there too.

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7 hours ago

Carters bodysuit clearance

Mary Jane from Lemon Tree Lane

If you need a few extra clothes for the little ones this summer
then you will want to check out our sale stand.
40% off the marked price of selected Carters bodysuits - while stock lasts.

First in ... best dressed!

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20 hours ago

SALE for Tuesday 18th January.

Gail French from Red Cross Shop Richmond

1/2 PRICE:
All BAGS and SHOES,
ALL CLOTHING.
Thank you for your support.

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