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Category:Foundational Reading
Resources to Teach The Science of Reading Components

Resources to Teach The Science of Reading Components

You know that Brady Bunch episode where Jan gets upset because she’s not getting the attention? She cries, “Marcia, Marcia, Marcia.” In my head, that’s what’s been happening the last few years in the world of literacy. Science of reading, or SOR, is on every reading...

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Essential Literacy Centers In First Grade

Essential Literacy Centers In First Grade

When we look at our 1st grade students we may sometimes think they're too young for centers. It's a lot of independence and personal responsibility for some of our littlest learners! So why have literacy centers in first grade? Research shows us that centers provide...

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Tools for Planning Reading Interventions

Tools for Planning Reading Interventions

This year is a challenging one in a different way than previous years. Students this year are coming into the classroom working below grade level and needing more remediation than ever. No need to panic! Let's do what we do best and meet our amazing little learners...

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Multisensory Phonics Activities

Multisensory Phonics Activities

Phonics, phonics, phonics! It can't be stressed enough that a strong grasp of basic phonics is the building block that leads to higher literacy skills. Mastery takes practice, repeated exposure, and modeling. A great way to solidify learning is to use multisensory...

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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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Groundhog's Day is coming February 2nd!

 

Grab this free non-fiction text features practice sheet and teach your students about Groundhog's Day at the same time!

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