Category:Foundational Reading
Phonological Awareness Intervention

Phonological Awareness Intervention

Normally, the groundwork for phonological and phonemic awareness is laid in Kindergarten and 1st grade. (Although, advanced skills still have a place in regular instruction in 2nd and 3rd grades!) As we all know, the interruptions in learning caused by COVID have...

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How to Identify Student Gaps in Phonological Awareness

How to Identify Student Gaps in Phonological Awareness

Every teacher wants their students to grow as readers and writers. Imagine reading acquisition as a tower of blocks: each skill lays a foundation for the next. If there is a gap in the blocks, or one of the blocks is a little wobbly, the whole tower could fall!...

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Literacy Screening is Done ~ Now What?!

Literacy Screening is Done ~ Now What?!

So you’ve completed your beginning or middle of the year literacy screening, and the results are clear - some of your students are below grade level. But what should you do next? After all, time is limited and it's important to quickly help kids build their skills and...

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What to Do During Literacy Interventions

What to Do During Literacy Interventions

So you've pinpointed the literacy skill(s) your students need more help with, and you've carved out time for literacy interventions in your schedule. But what should you be doing with students to make the biggest impact on closing their gaps in literacy? Here are our...

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Tips for Teaching Syllables

Tips for Teaching Syllables

There's no doubt about it - teaching syllables is an important part of reading instruction. After all, this skill shows up in primary grade level standards - regardless of where you teach. But how do you get your students to understand what syllables are, and what are...

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Let’s Talk About the Classroom Sound Wall

Let’s Talk About the Classroom Sound Wall

Buzz words come and go in education. A phrase that's all over online teacher groups and making headlines right now is the "science of reading" or SoR. This post from Heggerty has a TON of amazing resources if you’d like to learn more about SoR. We all want to be the...

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