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3 Common Misconceptions About Phonics Instruction

Phonics instruction means different things to different people. 

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How Phonics Knowledge Helps with Reading Fluency

Phonics knowledge plays a HUGE role in students' reading fluency.

In this post, we'll examine...

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3 Ways Your Phonics Routines Should Change Throughout the School Year

Daily and weekly routines are essential for effective phonics instruction!

Routines help...

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How to Integrate Vocabulary Instruction into Your Phonics Lessons

For a student to learn a new word, three parts of their brain must be activated: where the ...

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3 Things to Stop Doing During Your Phonics Lessons

Teachers always have a lot on their plates, right?

Well, good news - this post isn't about...

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How Does Phonics Contribute to Reading Success?

Phonics contributes significantly to reading success! In this post, you'll learn how phonics...

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"The Missing Piece:" Beth's Experience Using From Sounds to Spelling

During the 2020-2021 school year, first grade teacher Beth L. used the From Sounds to...

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How To Teach Phonics to Advanced Students

Does phonics instruction seem "too easy" for your advanced readers?

Well, guess what? It's ...

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3 Tips for Transitioning Students from Short Vowels to Long Vowels

After children master the short vowel sounds (i.e. the sound the letter a represents in "hat" or...

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Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonological Awareness: What’s the Difference?

Wondering what the difference is between “phonemic awareness” and “phonological...

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What Does Phonics Instruction Look Like In Kindergarten After Students Learn The Letter Sounds?

In Kindergarten, students usually begin the year by learning letter names, letter sounds, and how...

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Examples of Phonemic Awareness Activities

Phonemic awareness is awareness of the individual speech sounds that make up words - and it also...

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