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…

What is the science of reading?
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What is the science of reading?

The science of reading is a body of research from the last 40 years that has led to evidence-based reading instruction and recommendations for teaching reading. This research has shown that reading is not natural and needs to be explicitly taught in a systematic way for many students to become fluent readers. If you’ve been…