Tag Archives: phonics

13 Aug

It’s the perfect time to review basic reading skills. A quick skim of Correcting Your Childs’ Reading Errors and Difficulties this Summer is a helpful start. This post reviews common reading problems, great for K-8, special needs and ELL kids. For example, while reading with your child this summer, did you notice words being added, left out, substituted or guessed? If so, this post is for you! I wrote another blog which will also be very useful: Helping Your Kids Who Didn’t Get It…..

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28 Dec

This is the perfect time to help your emergent or struggling reader prepare for upcoming standardized tests. Common Core is around the corner. WORD STUDY. FIRST, REVIEW THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF READING.  Go back to the beginning: sounds, letters. Then fill in the gaps, as needed. Review, repeat like crazy. Use this time-tested, pattern- based decoding sequence. Consonants:  Consistent consonants: b,d,f,h,j,k,l,m,n,p,r,v,z. Inconsistent consonants: c,g,q,s,t,y,w. Digraphs (2 letters, one sound): ch,sh,th,wh,ph,gh,ck,ng. Blends: (two letters, two sounds); (three letters, three sounds): bl,…..

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10 Oct

Welcome. You have come to this blog for a reason, and there’s never been a better time than right now. Maybe you are looking for a way to help someone learn to read more effectively or perhaps the Common Core standards seem unreachable. Whatever the reason, you are in the right place. It’s true there are many how-to-teach-reading titles on the internet. Most of these are strong on theory, which is great if you are a professional teacher. Reading Champs…..

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