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Should We Teach Regularly-Spelled High Frequency Words?

Regularly-spelled high frequency words can be "sounded out" using phonics knowledge. This begs...

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4 Things To Try When A Child Decodes Slowly

All children (and adults, for that matter) read at different paces. So does it matter if a child...

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Teaching Word Families

Looking to teach word families? In this post, we'll explore what word families are, why you would...

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How To Plan a Warm-Up Routine for Your Kindergarten, First Grade, or Second Grade Phonics Block

At the beginning of a phonics lesson, we want to ease students in. We might also want to...

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3 Important Truths About Differentiating Phonics Instruction That K-2 Teachers Need to Know

Differentiating your phonics instruction means having students work on skills and activities that...

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How To Connect Phonemic Awareness Skills to Your Phonics Instruction

Did you know that your phonemic awareness instruction should be related to your phonics...

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How Can Parents Help with Phonics At Home?

If your child attends school and is learning how to read, they are likely receiving phonics...

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What Is The Most Effective Way to Teach Phonics?

Looking for the most effective way to teach phonics? While there isn't research that identifies...

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What is Embedded Phonics Instruction?

Embedded phonics instruction is one type of instructional approach where students learn the...

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How Do You Teach Kids Phonics and Make it Fun?

Teaching phonics means teaching kids the relationships between letters...

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What is Explicit Phonics Instruction?

Research indicates that phonics instruction is most effective in helping students learn reading...

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What is Systematic Phonics Instruction?

Have you heard that phonics programs are most effective when they're systematic?...

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