Our brains are wired for speech, not for reading. Humans have not been reading and writing long enough for our brains to have evolved to be wired for learning how to read. Children are born with their brains wired for speech. Think about it. No one has to “teach” a
Phonological and phonemic awareness activities are key to beginning a research-proven lesson plan for beginning reading. I love doing these activities with students and I want you and your students to love them too! If you aren’t sure where phonological and phonemic awareness activities fit into the big picture of
Lesson Planning for reading in 2021-2022 is going to be more organized and easier for me than last year and I want to help you do the same! I am going digital. If you are interested in what that is going to look like, please keep reading. Even if digital
If you are unsure of the difference between phonemic and phonological awareness, you are not alone! First, let me help you sort out the difference. AND once we sort out the difference between phonemic and phonological awareness, we will learn why phonemic awareness and phonological awareness are so important. Phonological
What in the world is orthographic mapping? Orthographic mapping is how written words are read and remembered. It explains how we build a large volume of words into words that we recognize by sight. It is a process that we use as readers. Many people develop this skill of orthographic
The number of opportunities to respond during a reading lesson is something I have been hearing quite a bit about lately. I recently attended an online conference all around Dyslexia and it came up in more than one presentation. If we want our students to master what we are teaching,
Science of Reading: The Beginning of my Journey My journey to the science of reading really started before I went to Kindergarten. I went to Kindergarten ready to read. As long ago as I can remember, I always wanted to be a teacher. When I graduated with my undergraduate degree
What is Phoneme-Grapheme Correspondence? The term phoneme-grapheme correspondence is the matching of the sounds we say to the letters and letter combinations we use to spell the words we say. Most Common Sounds When children are first learning the sounds that letters make, it is helpful to introduce only the
CVC Words segmenting and blending is essential to learning to read and spell. CVC Words Words that have a consonant-vowel-consonant pattern are therefore called CVC words. So examples of CVC words would be: cat, net, wig, log, and sun. One of the important concepts in learning to read CVC words
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