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…

St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets – Literacy Activities for K-5
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St. Patrick’s Day Worksheets – Literacy Activities for K-5

Are you looking for fun, no prep, and engaging St. Patrick’s Day worksheets and activities for your literacy block? I looked around and found a few literacy activities that would be great for the month of March or the week of St. Patrick’s Day. Some of the activities are free and some are available to…

Visualizing Reading Strategy To Improve Reading Comprehension in Struggling Readers

Visualizing Reading Strategy To Improve Reading Comprehension in Struggling Readers

There are so many strategies that we learn to teach reading comprehension but in this post, I share my favorite visualizing reading strategy that helps struggling readers improve their reading comprehension: visualization with structure words. This visualizing reading strategy is the foundation of the extremely successful reading program Lindamood-Bell Visualizing & Verbalizing. It is the…

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…