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…

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,…

Heart Words: The New Science-Backed Way To Teach High Frequency Words
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Heart Words: The New Science-Backed Way To Teach High Frequency Words

If you’re looking for effective high frequency word instruction, then the Heart Word Method is exactly what you want. This method will transform your sight word instruction and your students will thank you for it. Read on to find out what heart words are, how to teach them, and why you should be teaching high…

Reading Assessments To Evaluate Decoding and Encoding
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Reading Assessments To Evaluate Decoding and Encoding

Whether it’s the beginning of the school year and you need to perform reading assessments, you’re working with a new student one-on-one, or you’re checking progress mid-year, there are a variety of reading assessments you can choose from to inform your instruction. In this post, I’m sharing my top picks for reading assessments that evaluate…