R Controlled Vowels – The R Combination Syllable
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R Controlled Vowels – The R Combination Syllable

Next up in my syllables series is the r-combination syllable and r controlled vowels. In this post, I’ll explain what the r-combination syllable is and how to teach it using multisensory methods so your students can read r controlled vowels. If you missed the previous syllable posts, you can find them all here. What is an r controlled…

Simultaneous Oral Spelling Multisensory Spelling Strategy

Simultaneous Oral Spelling Multisensory Spelling Strategy

Simultaneous Oral Spelling, also known as S.O.S., is a multisensory spelling strategy that is really effective for poor spellers and dyslexics. The strategy builds phonological awareness skills, an area that is often a huge deficit in poor spellers and dyslexics. Research has shown that simultaneous oral spelling is a very effective multisensory spelling method for…

Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs
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Highly Effective Dyslexia Interventions and Programs

With dyslexia being estimated as occurring in 1 out of 5 students in a typical classroom, you might be looking for some effective dyslexia interventions and programs. Before explaining strategies you can use to help dyslexic students, you should really understand dyslexia. It is a language-based learning disability that will require a multisensory, structured language…

Phonemic Awareness Strategies & Activities for Struggling Readers
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Phonemic Awareness Strategies & Activities for Struggling Readers

In this post, I share my favorite phonemic awareness strategies and activities for struggling readers. Phonemic awareness is the first step in learning how to read and spell. Phonemic awareness refers to the ability to recognize and manipulate the individual sounds that make up words. So for example, whether a student can identify the beginning…