Mastering Reading Comprehension with Conjunctions
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Mastering Reading Comprehension with Conjunctions

The Power of Combining Sentences with the Right Conjunctions Effective reading comprehension strategies empower readers to extract meaning from text, facilitating a deeper understanding of the written word. But did you know that we can boost our students’ reading comprehension through explicit writing instruction? And by writing, I mean starting at sentence-level of writing with…

Phonics Sorts
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Phonics Sorts

Elevating Reading Instruction for Young Learners Hey there, fellow educators! 🍎 Let’s dive into the fascinating world of phonics sorts and how they can take your reading instruction to the next level. Buckle up because we’re about to embark on a journey of decoding mastery! Cracking the Code Together Teaching our young learners how to…

🎁 Holiday Gift Guide for Amazing Teachers!
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🎁 Holiday Gift Guide for Amazing Teachers!

Hey there, awesome teachers! 🍎 The holiday season is upon us, and it’s time to treat yourself to some well-deserved goodies. πŸŽ„ Whether you’re sipping on a cozy cup of coffee, diving into the science of reading, or spreading some literacy laughs, this holiday gift guide is tailored just for you! Remember, dear teachers, it’s…

Learning to Read or Reading to Learn
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Learning to Read or Reading to Learn

In the world of early literacy education, there has long been a prevailing myth that young readers should start by learning to read and later transition to reading to learn. For decades, theories of children’s phases of reading acquisition oversimplified the process. So, the “learning to read” then “reading to learn” made sense. However, the…

A Straw Man Argument about the Science of Reading
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A Straw Man Argument about the Science of Reading

Reading Wars With decades of research, experience, and intelligent conversations, how are we still “at war” when it comes to reading? First I will say that I operate under the assumption that ALL teachers go into education to help students learn. Educators go to school to learn pedagogy, instructional practices, and the current research to…

Weaving Vocabulary Instruction into Phonics Learning
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Weaving Vocabulary Instruction into Phonics Learning

As educators committed to fostering successful reading journeys for our students, it is imperative to understand the multifaceted nature of reading. One of the most effective approaches to achieve this is by embracing Scarborough’s Reading Rope, a powerful framework that intricately weaves together various strands of reading skills. In this blog post, we’ll delve into…

The Phases of Reading Fluency
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The Phases of Reading Fluency

A Guide for Educators and Parents As educators and parents, we share the common goal of helping young learners become proficient readers. Reading fluency is the ability to read accurately, smoothly, and with understanding. It is a crucial milestone in a child’s reading journey. You might be surprised at the many layers and foundational skills…

Syllable Division
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Syllable Division

Unlocking Multisyllabic Words: The Power of Syllable Division in Reading Instruction As elementary school teachers, one of our primary goals is to equip our students with the essential skills they need to become proficient readers. For struggling readers, decoding multisyllabic words can be a daunting task, hindering their ability to comprehend text effectively. However, there…

The Knowledge Gap & Reading Comprehension
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The Knowledge Gap & Reading Comprehension

The Key to Unlocking Comprehension and Closing the Knowledge Gap I hope this blog post finds you all well and full of enthusiasm for another exciting year of teaching! Today, I am thrilled to introduce you to an enlightening new podcast called “Knowledge Matters” by Natalie Wexler, where she emphasizes the importance of building students’…

Unveiling the Power of Online Teaching for Kids with Dyslexia and Debunking Some Myths!

Unveiling the Power of Online Teaching for Kids with Dyslexia and Debunking Some Myths!

A guest blog by Michelle Breitenbach, Read to Rewire, LLC Hey there, outstanding educators! Today, we’re diving into online teaching and discovering itsincredible benefits and opportunities for therapists and students. So, grab a cup of your favoritebeverage, get cozy, and explore the top five reasons why we should embrace online teachingand embark on an exciting…