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Free Leveled Readers for Reading Fluency Practice

Reading practice is essential for developing reading fluency. Although there are a lot of books available to children, it can be challenging to find books at the right level. Leveled readers have been used historically to teach reading and build fluency. Although the current education model for teaching reading generally begins with phonics instruction, readers […]

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Language Arts Curricula Review

Language arts is one of the main content areas covered in a child’s education. Language arts generally encompasses the skills of reading and writing. Listening and speaking may also be included in the language arts content area. This post will cover the grammar and spelling aspect of language arts curricula. Links to past Language Arts […]

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A Review of Phonics Reading Curricula

Phonics reading curricula teaches children to decode words by recognizing letter combinations and blending sounds together. A quality phonics program will also work on building phonemic awareness. CLICK HERE to read an overview of research regarding phonics reading programs. I personally use an unpublished phonics program to teach decoding skills. This phonics reading curricula review […]

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Structured Teaching with LeapFrog Letter Factory

Structured teaching adds visual clarity to a task. Many alphabet toys can be turned into structured teaching activities. In this activity, the LeapFrog Letter Factory toy was given visual organization as a structured teaching task. Learning objectives: Use 1-to-1 correspondence to move objects Use fine motor skills to place letters in the slot Exposure to letter names […]

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Top 6 Alphabet Toys for Learning Letter Names and Sounds

A literacy rich environment is one that exposes children to print from an early age. Access to books, educational toys, and other writing at home all contribute to a literacy rich environment. Care givers who spend time talking to, playing with, and reading to children will maximize the benefits of early exposure to print. Alphabet toys […]

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