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Phonemic Awareness VS Phonological Awareness – Why SHOULD You Care to Understand the Difference?

Today we are going to be looking at Phonemic Awareness vs. Phonological Awareness. You may have heard that these two skills are very important for preparing your child for reading instruction. But,  what do these terms mean? They sometimes are used and referred to as if they were the same… But… Are they REALLY the […]

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Open and Closed Syllables 101 – How to Master Open vs Closed Syllables?

Open and closed syllables are 2 of the most frequent syllable types that occur in English. In this article you will learn what the differences between these 2 syllable types are, and why it is even important to know about this distinction when we are learning to read. What is a closed syllable? A closed […]

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Read aloud apps for kids: 5 killer apps and websites that read to your child

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What is Orthographic Mapping? Why is it SO Important? + Orthographic Mapping Examples!

TABLE OF CONTENTS: What is Orthographic Mapping? How Can We Do This Orthographic Mapping Process Successfully? Examples of Orthographic Mapping Activities Activity #1: The High-Frequency Words Game Activity #2: Using Orthographic Mapping  Principles to Practice Any Word Final Thoughts Orthographic Mapping Resources   Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. As an Amazon associate, […]

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early reading

Decodable VS levelled books – The 5 KEY Differences You Need to Understand

Both decodable and levelled books have been  created for beginner readers. They are, in fact, the 2 main categories of books used with children that are on the first stages of learning to read. Noticing the differences between the 2 can be tricky for an untrained eye. On the surface, they certainly look quite similar: […]

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reading instruction methodologies

What To Look for in a Reading Curriculum? 5 Factors To Consider When Picking a Reading Program

How To Choose the Right Learn to Read Program for your Child… If you are looking for a reading program for your child and do not even know where to start, this article is for you! Today I am going to be discussing the factors that you should take into account when selecting a reading […]

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Which is the best phonics programme? – TOP Synthetic Phonics Programs to Teach Your Child to Read in 2022!

Table of contents: Overwhelmed trying to find the best learn to read program? Why not all phonics programs are created equally?  At A Glance – Comparison Table of the Best Learn to Read Programs Learn to Read Program #1 Learn to Read Program #2 Learn to Read Program #3 Learn to Read Program #4 Learn […]

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The Best Decodable Books – Your Go-To List of Decodable Readers!

Table of Contents Intro: What are Decodable Books? Why to Use Decodable Books? THE LIST! Decodable Readers List! *Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases, at no additional cost to you). This helps keep the information on the blog free and available to everyone. On […]

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Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons vs Alpha Phonics Review – The GREAT Debate!

TABLE OF CONTENTS: Intro: The Great Debate Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons: In a nutshell What exactly is Teach your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons? Why would you want to use Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lesson? What system does Teach Your Child to Read in […]

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Black Friday Deals – Reading Programs, Apps and Literacy Materials!

Table of contents: DEAL #1 (SAVE 40%) DEAL #2 (SPECIAL BUNDLE) DEAL #3 (ONE-MONTH FREE) *Affiliate disclosure: This post includes affiliate links, meaning that I could get a small commission (at no additional cost to you) should you decide to buy from them. This helps keep the information on the blog free and available to […]