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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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Phonics Instruction: What It Is and Why It’s Important

Phonics instruction (which is sometimes also called word study or word work in schools) is...

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