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The top 5 phonics-based tips to teach your child to read

Discover my top tips to help your child learn to read. These five breakthrough strategies can significantly impact and enrich your child’s reading journey. The things I’m going to share are not the most common things in the world of teaching reading, so I’m guessing that you probably haven’t heard of them, or at least haven’t […]

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How does Montessori teach reading? 5 peculiarities of the Montessori system!

Montessori uses systematic synthetic phonics for teaching reading. Children are introduced to the sounds of letters and phonograms through various activities and materials. However, there are a few peculiarities to how the Montessori system teaches reading that makes it pretty special and unique! Let’s go through them! *Affiliate Disclosure: Some links lead to Amazon marketplace. […]

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How to Assess Phonemic Awareness? Why assess it? Sample assessment of Phonemic Awareness

*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. What is Phonemic Awareness? Phonemic awareness (PA) is the ability to identify, hear, and manipulate the smallest sounds of the language, […]

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Reading Horizons Review – Does It Work? An interesting at home approach for struggling/dyslexia students

Have you heard of Reading Horizons? This program claims to REALLY work for struggling readers, readers with dyslexia, English language learners, etc. Besides, it offers a very interesting approach to reading. So, what’s this approach all about? Does it work? What can you expect? Let’s find out in this Reading Horizons review! *Affiliate disclosure: This […]

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How to teach letter sounds to struggling students? 3 little-known “hacks”

If you are in the process of teaching the letter sounds to your child, and you’ve tried all the “typical things” like songs, games, flashcards, but those letters just don’t seem to stick in your child’s memory, then keep reading, because this article is for you! Today, I’ll be sharing with you three “hacks” I […]

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What exactly is the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading? Why is it so popular? Orton Gillingham Curriculums side by side!

Have you heard of the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching reading, but you’re not sure of what exactly it is, or why it’s become such a popular option in reading instruction?  Then, keep reading, because this article is for you! In today’s post, we’ll take a close look into the Orton-Gillingham approach. If you are wondering […]

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Homeschool Literacy Curriculums 101: 6 POPULAR Teaching Reading Styles EXPLAINED!

If you are looking for a homeschool literacy curriculum, keep reading because this article is for you! With countless options available, each claiming to be effective, it’s challenging to navigate the sea of information and understand the differences between curriculums. The process of finding the right reading curriculum can be long and extremely confusing! Our […]

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Reading.com 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? Is It Hooked on Phonics Worth A Comprehensive Review of this popular literacy Curriculum!

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

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