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Scope and Sequence

Articles specifically created to explore or advise on the best ways to support children with dyslexia

Dyslexia

Tutorials and advice on helping your child learn to read.

How do children learn to read?

Tips and tricks for parents and educators to help keep children motivated and on track.

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Step by Step tutorials to guide Bookbot set up.

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What is Dyslexia?

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Debs Moir explores and symptoms and signs of Dyslexia as well as taking a look at some of the scientific evidence behind Dyslexia as a condition.

Dyslexia

What Does It Mean to Be Dyslexic?

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A look at how Dyslexia affects individuals, how some real kids are coping with it and some famous people in history known to have Dyslexia.

Dyslexia

Ten Things That Should Be Included in a Dyslexia Assessment

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In this indepth article, Debs Moir shares some of her experiences in chasing a diganosis of Dyslexia for her son Archie, and lists assessments which informed parents should be asking for.

Dyslexia

Is Dyslexia Hereditary? – Here’s What You Need to Know

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Shelly Dollosa writes about Bookbot founder Adrian Dewitt's personal experience with dyslexia and how it has affected different members of his family. She goes on to examine some facts and figures on genetics and Dyslexia. She has included links to resources for further reading

Dyslexia

What is MSL?

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Debs Moir explains the process of MSL and the reasoning behind the method. MSL was designed to assist children with Dyslexia, but is now being used in regular classrooms with proven results to teach the fundamentals of literacy.

Dyslexia

Scope and Sequence

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Scope and Sequence

What is Phonics?

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Debs Moir explains the difference between Synthetic and Analytic phonics. She goes on to examine how synthetic phonics is proving to be a more successful approach to learning to read. Phonics is just one part of the learning literacy puzzle.

How do children learn to read?

Reluctant Readers

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Why do some children resist reading? This article from teacher and Bookbot author, Jenni Mills looks into why children don't like to read and how to work around that.

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Getting Started

What are Decodable Books?

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This article explains the term 'Decodable Book' and why it is important in learning to read.

How do children learn to read?

How to Register

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A step by step guide to starting out with the Bookbot app, with screenshots to guide the reader.

Getting Started

Extrinsic Vs Intrinsic Motivation

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You don't need to be on the same device to add a new profile as long as you are signed in under the same account. Log into your Bookbot account with your email. Once you are logged in, click on the Bookbot avatar and click on the Settings button.

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External Motivation Used Well

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You don't need to be on the same device to add a new profile as long as you are signed in under the same account. Log into your Bookbot account with your email. Once you are logged in, click on the Bookbot avatar and click on the Settings button.

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Decoding and Morphology

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Teacher, and Bookbot author, Jenni Mills explains how the morphology of a word takes decoding to higher levels including; root words, suffix and tense.

How do children learn to read?

How to Select a New Language or Change Pronunciation

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A step by step guide, with screenshots on how to change the voice of Bookbot. Change to Baha Indonesian or choose a UK, US or AUS appropriate accent in English

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How To Set Up a Second Reader Profile

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A step by step guide, with screenshots on how to add a second child to your Bookbot account.

Getting Started

Orthographic Mapping

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A brief explanation of the term Orthographic Mapping and why it is important to learning to read.

How do children learn to read?

8 Ways to Boost Reading Motivation [For Struggling Readers]

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In this article, Bel Moore takes a look at how reluctant readers can be motivated through external and internal motivation, how to set goals and the best way to offer rewards.

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Make a Favourites List

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You can add books to your favourites (starred) list by clicking on the star on the book cover.

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10 Barriers to Creative Learning (And How You Can Smash Them)

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Bookbot author, Bel Moore explores some of the common reasons why children avoid creative learning and why parents might avoid offering creative opportunities. She goes on the suggest strategies to overcome the objections of children and busy parents

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Levelled Books

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An explanation of written language as a 'code' which readers must decode in order to understand the message.

How do children learn to read?

The Confusion of Levels

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Different schools and teachers may use different reading systems, all with their own level. This article looks at some of the leading, levelled readers and how they correspond to Bookbot levels

How do children learn to read?

The Benefits of Reading aloud

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Teacher and Bookbot authir, Jenni Mills explores how the Bookbot app has improved fluency by insisting on accuracy, reading aloud. The article explores the other benefits of reading aloud such as memory boosting and using auditory pathways to improve retention.

How do children learn to read?

Finder tracking and Eye Movement Disorders

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Some people with Dyslexia experience eye movement disorders, while others do not. And having an eye movement disorder does not mean that a person also has Dyslexia. This article explains how Bookbot can assist in keeping track of position in text.

Dyslexia

Learning to Read: A Right Not a Privilege

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Debs Moir lists some of the leading reports into literacy and the systematic phonics approach.

How do children learn to read?

Being Involved in Your Child’s Education (In the Right Way)

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A guide to overcoming challenges of home schooling through the pandemic lockdown (VIC Australia syllabus content)

How do children learn to read?

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