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Category: Phonics
Level Up Your Reading Instruction With a Digital Sound Wall

Level Up Your Reading Instruction With a Digital Sound Wall

If you would have told me a few years ago that a global pandemic would fundamentally change the way I teach my students I would have laughed. Teaching is teaching, right? I would say - kind of. If those challenging months of distance learning taught me anything it's...

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ABC Order: An Important Skill for 2nd Grade

ABC Order: An Important Skill for 2nd Grade

Your second grade students have been singing their ABCs since they were toddlers. Now that they are growing readers and writers, teaching ABC order is an important literacy and life skill. Did you know that when kids can alphabetize words, they not only improve...

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The Impact of English Word Origins on Modern Spelling

The Impact of English Word Origins on Modern Spelling

The English language is filled with some delightful sounding words. Melody. Precipitation. Choreography. Surprise - these words originated from other languages! Many of the words in our contemporary English language are influenced by centuries of oral and written...

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15 Fun Literacy Activities For 2nd Grade

15 Fun Literacy Activities For 2nd Grade

We all know there are SO many ways to engage students in literacy lessons. This post is a round up of our favorite fun literacy activities for 2nd grade. AND we wanted to show you exactly how to do these activities, so read on for a look into a fun literacy classroom!...

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Decodable Text: How & When to Use It

Decodable Text: How & When to Use It

With all the chatter around Science of Reading, there’s a lot of new vocabulary being thrown around. Two of the topics you may be hearing about a lot are decodable text and leveled readers. So what are decodable texts and leveled readers? How and when do you use...

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Best Books for Teaching Phonics Skills

Best Books for Teaching Phonics Skills

When teaching phonics, teachers are always looking for new and engaging ideas. Are you ready for the newest idea from Lucky Little Learners? Using poems & picture books to aid in engagement, fluency and mastering phonics sounds. This post will share more about our...

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How to Teach Students to Read Multisyllabic Words

How to Teach Students to Read Multisyllabic Words

Multisyllabic words are intimidating. Even students who’ve received great phonics instruction can fall back into ineffective habits. This is things like guessing, relying on cues from pictures, or simply skipping the word. All of this has a big impact on comprehension...

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Decoding Multisyllabic Words in 2nd Grade Text

Decoding Multisyllabic Words in 2nd Grade Text

By now, I hope you and your students are starting to feel confident about those decoding skills! I know I’ve said it before but decoding multisyllabic words can be such a big hurdle for our 2nd grade learners and beyond. This is the fourth post in the Decoding...

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A Weekly Routine to Build Fluency Using Phonics Poems

A Weekly Routine to Build Fluency Using Phonics Poems

Are you ready for a new way to incorporate your weekly phonics sound into your lesson plans? Do you want it to be a routine kids will love and look forward to? How about if it lasts all week and builds fluency AND phonics skills at the same time? If this sounds too...

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Blending Routine for Multisyllabic Words

Blending Routine for Multisyllabic Words

Multisyllabic words are a big milestone for students. Supporting them as they become more skilled and confident is an important job and I know you’re up for the task! Luckily, there are short and effective routines we can add to each of our student’s toolboxes to help...

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