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Why Phoneme Segmentation is a Skill Good Readers Will Master

    Understanding Phoneme Segmentation   A phoneme is the smallest unit of sound. If you have the word “cat” and you want to break it down into phonemes, you would have /c/ /a/ /t/. Each of those individual sounds is a phoneme. Segmentation is just the process of breaking things apart. So when we […]

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3 Helpful Reading Strategies For Your Struggling Readers

    Do you need some specific reading strategies for struggling readers? There are three key ways you start supporting these students today so that they can experience more success in reaching their reading goals.      1 – Identify Specific Gaps   The first thing you will need to know to help your struggling […]

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Motivate Struggling Readers with These 3 Simple Strategies

  The number one struggle teachers face when teaching reading is finding ways to motivate struggling readers. Without a plan, it can be such a frustrating process for both you and the student.  Struggling readers are not excited to grab a book because it’s not an enjoyable experience. When they avoid diving into text, then […]

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Top 2 Reasons Why You Need to Start Using Elkonin Boxes Today in Your Classroom

    When it comes to phonological awareness, phoneme blending and phoneme segmentation are two skills that are critical for students to master before moving on to more complex skills. Elkonin boxes are an incredible tool that allows students to practice both of these skills.      Elkonin Boxes Teach Phoneme Blending The National Reading […]

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Why the Three Cueing System Isn’t Supporting Your Reading Instruction

Are you working your tail off to help your struggling readers but nothing that you do is working? There might be something you’re doing every day that is getting in the way of your success! There’s a very good chance you’ve been utilizing the teaching strategies of the Three Cueing System, making reading a much […]

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Phonics Scope and Sequence

How a Phonics Scope and Sequence Can Help a Struggling Reader The goal of this training is to be able to understand the benefits of a phonics scope and sequence for reading instruction and what you can do to start implementing a phonics scope and sequence in your classroom.  There are many skills that a […]

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