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Unlocking the Path to Literacy: Cognitive Load Theory and Every Child's Right to Read

 Tim Waldron  Jun 5, 2024 3:46:01 PM

In the journey of education, the ability to read is often heralded as the gateway to knowledge, empowerment, and success. Yet, for many children, this seemingly straightforward task can present formidable challenges. As educators and parents, understanding the intricate connection between cognitive load theory and a child's ability to read is crucial in ensuring that every child, regardless of their background or cognitive capacity, has the opportunity to unlock the world through literacy.

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Why is the English Language So Odd?

 Readable English  Feb 3, 2023 3:23:59 PM

The English language can be mastered… or can it? With the understanding of a few English idiosyncrasies, you soon learn that the language makes no sense at all.

Native English speakers seem to be able to pick up the oddities and mimic them well. But for non-English speakers trying to speak the language, it’s not long before they are scratching their heads in bewilderment.

When changing one letter changes the sound of a word, silent letters disrupt phonetics, homophones sound the same without being so, and odd phrases make literally no sense, confusion can prevail.

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