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…

How To Set Up Literacy Blocks That Align With the Science of Reading
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How To Set Up Literacy Blocks That Align With the Science of Reading

Since I have written about the science of reading, heart words, and explicit phonics instruction, so many of you have reached out and asked, “so how do I set up my literacy block and work with students in small groups?” I know it can be overwhelming learning that what you’ve been doing needs to change,…