All About the Alphabetic Principle
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All About the Alphabetic Principle

The alphabetic principle is an important part of the reading process. According to Reading Rockets, “Children’s reading development is dependent on their understanding of the alphabetic principle”. But what do we mean when we talk about the alphabetic principle? And how can we develop it in beginning and struggling readers? What is the alphabetic principle?…

All About Language Comprehension
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All About Language Comprehension

What do you think of when you hear the word “comprehension”? Many people might think of reading comprehension, which is definitely an important aspect of literacy. But what about language comprehension? This term can encompass a lot – listening comprehension, speaking comprehension, and reading comprehension. In this post, we’ll explore language comprehension and offer some…

The Best Reading Manipulatives
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The Best Reading Manipulatives

Whether you’re new to teaching reading or you’re a seasoned educator, you know that using manipulatives in your reading instruction is important. Reading manipulatives help students of all ages engage with the text, build fluency, and develop comprehension skills. There are a lot of different reading manipulatives out there, so it can be tough to…