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How to Choose a Science of Reading Curriculum

The science of reading has gotten a lot of attention in recent years! Many schools have begun to...

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Sight Word Lists for Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade

There are many different sight word lists or high frequency word lists out there! For example,...

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What Is Orthographic Mapping?

If you work with young students who are learning to read, it's important to understand what...

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7 Must-Know Phonics Rules

There are quite a few phonics rules out there - and as adults, we may not even know them!

This is...

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Phonics Songs for Teaching the Long Vowel Sounds

Phonics songs are a great way to help teach children letter sounds and other phonics patterns!...

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How To Get Students To Apply Phonics Knowledge To Their Writing

Have you ever had the experience of teaching your students a phonics pattern - but then they...

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An Example Lesson Plan for Teaching Vowel Teams

Vowel teams are groups of letters that work together to make a vowel sound (usually a long vowel...

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An Example Lesson Plan for Teaching Glued Sounds

Have you heard of glued sounds? Sometimes they're also called "welded sounds."

Glued sounds, or...

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An Example Lesson Plan for Teaching Consonant Blends

Consonant blends are groups of 2-3 consonants whose sounds are blended together. For example, the...

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Two Example Lesson Plans for Teaching Alphabet Letters

Looking for some ideas about how you might teach alphabet letters to Kindergarten students?

Here...

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How Nonsense Words Can Help Children Learn to Read

Nonsense words are words that follow phonics "rules," but they're not actual words. Here are some...

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Assessments for Phonological Awareness

Looking for some assessments for phonological awareness?

First, let's start with the definition...

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