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ESL forum > Techniques and methods in Language Teaching > Just a curiosity...    

Just a curiosity...



Lauroka
Brazil

Just a curiosity...
 
Iīm worried with my little students. Theyīre 5/6 yo and books we use are, sometimes, from other countries. I realized that in their level some books demands they read some easy words. Here in Brazil our "abc" process starts at this level, age like 5/ 6. And there, how old are they when your kids start reading?

17 Mar 2013      



lulaig
Argentina

Well, it depends on each child. Anyway, here children`s literacy starts (in general) between the ages 5 and 6, that is at the end of kinder and during their first grade at primary school. Whya are you worried? 

17 Mar 2013     



teacherlorella
Brazil

Hello, I am also from Brazil and I understand what you mean. I īve got a 6-year old who started reading at the age of 5 but most of his friends didn īt. If I were you, I wouldn īt focus on the written words, even though the book brings them. Just give them clear instructions, show the word and they īll naturally deal with them. They are used to not understanding what īs written :). I think the focus depends a lot on the teacher. I hope to have helped you.

17 Mar 2013     



Lauroka
Brazil

Thanks for helping!!

17 Mar 2013     



dillydi
United Kingdom

The earlier children are introduced to words the better, take the words from the books and make word cards, i.e. as flash cards.  We concentrate on sounds/rhyming in the reception class which are 4/5 year old here. 

18 Mar 2013     



Lauroka
Brazil

But school or even parents they donīt charge you results, and children get so frustrate they canīt read? 

18 Mar 2013