apps early reading phonics reading instruction methodologies app review – Is this the ULTIMATE PHONICS app? Can you teach your child to read with this app?

Are you looking for a high-quality app to teach your child to read? Then, keep reading, because today I am reviewing an exciting new app that is supposed to take children from letter recognition to confident fluent reading (approximately 2nd grade level). As I said, this app is a new kid on the block (or […]

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All About the SCHWA sound! How and when to teach it? Learning to read and spell with Phonics (+ Schwa sound WORD list in pdf)

What is the Schwa sound? How to pronounce it? Let’s play a “simple” game. Please say these words to yourself or read them out loud: zebra oven pupil cotton serum HEAR the words Which do you think is the common sound in all of them? Think for a few seconds. There’s only one sound they […]

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What is Hooked on Phonics? A Comprehensive Review of this literacy Curriculum!

When it comes to teaching young children how to read, there are a variety of programs and curricula available. One popular choice is the Hooked on Phonics curriculum. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at the Hooked on Phonics curriculum, examining its structure, teaching approach, and overall effectiveness. We’ll also discuss some of […]

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Dog on a Log Book Series – Dyslexia decodable readers review

In today’s article we’ll go through the DOG ON A LOG book series. You may have heard of these books before. They are very popular among students with dyslexia and other reading difficulties. Why? Well, I will go through this later on, but before I also wanted to clarify that while these books are especially […]


Explode the Code Curriculum: A Comprehensive Review

Are you looking for a phonics-based literacy curriculum for your child? One option that has been around since 1976 is Explode the Code. In this review, we’ll take a closer look at what this program offers, its approach to teaching reading, and what you can expect from it. This learn-to-read program is a “classic,” but […]

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How to teach sight words to struggling readers? The Phonetic Flashcard Method to SIGHT WORDS!

In today’s article we are going to talk about how to learn sight words using flashcards.  If you are a regular reader, you might be a little bit surprised that I am talking about flashcards for teaching sight words! Don’t worry! Even if we are going to use flashcards, that doesn’t mean that we are […]

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How to help children that can’t blend sounds? Top 10 Strategies to tackle difficulties blending words!

Why is it that so many beginner readers struggle to read very simple, very short, very regular words? Simple words like “mat”, “cat”, “sit” or “Sam”? The most common reason is that they have problems blending! Blending is the process where you take all the individual sounds in a word and push them together to […]


Struggling Readers Curriculum – Phonics Pathways COMPREHENSIVE Review – Does it REALLY work?

Today’s article is a review of “Phonics Pathways / Clear Steps to Easy Reading and Easy Spelling.” This learn-to-read curriculum is not as widely-known as “Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons” or “Alpha Phonics”, and while -on the surface- it may actually look very similar to them, that couldn’t be further from […]

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What Exactly is the Balanced Literacy Approach to Teaching Reading? All You Need to Know!

If your child is learning to read or about to learn to read, then you may have heard of the term “balanced literacy.” In fact, the balanced literacy approach to teaching reading is still widely used in the school system across English speaking countries. But, why does it have that strange name: balanced literacy? What […]


Reading Eggs Honest Review – The Brutal Truth About this App + Reading Curriculum

Are you looking for an interactive way to help your child learn to read? Then it is pretty likely that you have heard of  Reading Eggs! In this blog post, we will take a closer look at its features, cons and benefits. After reading this article, you’ll know whether this learn-to-read app is a good […]

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