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…

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…

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…

Orton Gillingham Lesson-Part 2
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Orton Gillingham Lesson-Part 2

In the first part of an Orton Gillingham lesson we practice phonemic awareness, blending, and letter-sound correspondence. After that, it is crucial that students review and reinforce previously learned skills. The student must also learn new information and practice this new skill in their reading and writing. Concepts taught and reviewed cover ALL strands of reading…

Myths About Phonics Instruction
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Myths About Phonics Instruction

PHONICS INSTRUCTION There are long-standing myths about phonics instruction. Keeping these myths alive (and thus keeping phonics instruction from our students!) undermines a student’s reading acquisition. As educators, we must constantly look to the current research and adjust our instruction accordingly. Remember, although there are many different ways to TEACH reading, science continually reminds us…

Decodable Books- What are they and why should we use them?
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Decodable Books- What are they and why should we use them?

The debate is over. Reading words by attending to all of the letter-sound correspondences is how our brain learns to read efficiently. This is not new science, nor is it a pendulum. This is over 40 years of research. The science tells us that students need to focus on the letter-sound correspondences (word reading) to…