Phoneme Grapheme Word Mapping Activities
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Phoneme Grapheme Word Mapping Activities

Orthographic mapping is the process where children learn to recognize each letter of the alphabet and how each letter represents one sound. Orthographic mapping is how words become sight words. In this post, you’ll learn about how orthographic mapping develops, and which activities to use in your literacy instruction. These word mapping activities follow what…

Decodable Books or Leveled Books? Which are better?
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Decodable Books or Leveled Books? Which are better?

The debate over whether to use decodable books or leveled books has really been firing up lately. Opinions are polarized with many teachers totally ditching leveled readers and others staying away from “boring” decodable texts. So what should you use? Which one is better to use? Well, the truth is that they are both good…

How to Teach Phoneme Segmentation
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How to Teach Phoneme Segmentation

Phoneme segmentation is a foundational skill for reading and writing. It’s important to start teaching phoneme segmentation skills early so children can develop this skill before it becomes more difficult to learn. Mastering phoneme segmentation helps readers break apart sounds in a word, blend them together, and read! Here are five activities you can do…