Nonsense Words
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Nonsense Words

Navigating the terrain of teaching reading involves a delicate balance of assessment and instruction, particularly when it comes to phonics—a foundational element in the science of reading. Today, let’s explore the often-debated topic of nonsense words and their place in the classroom. Assessing Phonic Decoding Skills w/ Nonsense Words Reading nonsense words, characterized by its…

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…

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’…