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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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What's the Difference Between a Dictation and a Spelling Test?

Have you heard about spelling tests and dictations? Is one better than the other?

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What Are Decodable Readers or Decodable Texts?

Decodable readers or decodable texts can be a powerful tool in early reading instruction.

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3 Tips to Help Students Who Struggle with Blending

Blending is a critical reading skill. The term "blending" can take on 2 different meanings:

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The Difference Between "Sight Words" and "High Frequency Words"

Have you heard the terms high frequency words and sight words? Not sure what the difference...

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Blends and Digraphs: What Are They, and How Should You Teach Them?

Consonant blends and digraphs are two phonics skills often taught in late Kindergarten and first...

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CVC Words List for Beginning Readers

When children have learned their letter sounds and are first learning to read, CVC words are one...

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In What Order Should I Teach The Letters and Sounds in Kindergarten?

In Kindergarten, students spend a significant amount of time learning the alphabet - including...

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