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…

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…

Elkonin Boxes For Reading Intervention

Elkonin Boxes For Reading Intervention

After years of working with dyslexic kids, I have several reading strategies for struggling readers that I always turn to because of their success. The best strategies are all multi-sensory because those are the most effective for all struggling readers, especially those with dyslexia. Blending and segmenting words are two skills many of my students…