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…

Structured Literacy And How It Compares to Balanced Literacy
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Structured Literacy And How It Compares to Balanced Literacy

When it comes to teaching reading, there are two main approaches: structured literacy and balanced literacy. While both methods have their pros and cons, it can be tough to decide which is the best for your classroom or child. In this blog post, we’ll break down the key differences between these two approaches and share…

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…

Phonics & Reading Professional Development Books
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Phonics & Reading Professional Development Books

Summer is the perfect time to brush up on your teaching skills and learn about any new or updated teaching strategies. I’m sharing my top recommendations for professional development books for reading and phonics. I don’t know if you’re like me, but I love a good book on the latest research and recommendations for educators,…

What is the science of reading?
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What is the science of reading?

The science of reading is a body of research from the last 40 years that has led to evidence-based reading instruction and recommendations for teaching reading. This research has shown that reading is not natural and needs to be explicitly taught in a systematic way for many students to become fluent readers. If you’ve been…