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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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