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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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5 Phonological Awareness Games You Can Play Without Any Materials

Looking for some phonological awareness games that are easy and fun? Here's a list of 5...

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What Makes a High-Quality Phonics Worksheet?

There are lots of phonics worksheets available online, in books, and in phonics programs.

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What To Look for When Choosing Phonics Games for Kindergarten, First Grade, and Second Grade Students

If you do a quick internet search for "phonics games," a multitude of items will pop up. 

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How To Know Where to Start When You're Teaching Phonics

If you're teaching phonics to a student or group of students, you may wonder, "Where do I even...

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Six Levels of Phonemic Awareness: An Order for Teaching Phonemic Awareness Skills

Phonemic awareness is the awareness of individual speech sounds, like the /m/ sound in "moon" or...

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