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101 Guide on English Phonemes: The 44 Phonemes with Examples + ALL Possible Spellings + Correct Pronunciation!!

In today’s article we are going to go through the 44 English phonemes. But, let’s clarify some KEY concepts before getting started. What are Phonemes? How are they different from graphemes? Phonemes are the smallest units of sounds that we can find in a language. For instance: /m/ /a/ /t/ are the 3 phonemes we […]

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Understand PHONICS Once and For All – What EXACTLY is the Phonics Approach?

If your child is learning to read, or about to learn to read, you may have heard of the term ‘Phonics’, and how this system is widely used for teaching reading. But, do you know EXACTLY what Phonics is? Do you know what Phonics instruction involves? Do you know the different types of Phonics approaches […]

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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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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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How to help struggling readers at home – 12 Important Questions to Reflect on!

In this post, we are going to cover a sensitive topic: how to help struggling readers at home. I am actually going to ask you to reflect on a few questions you should ask yourself before putting the label ‘struggling reader’ to your child. This is because in the answer to these questions, you may […]

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Sounding out words phonetically – How to Blend Sounds? AVOID this common mistake!

In this post, we are going to talk about sounding out words correctly, because this is a crucial skill for becoming a fluent reader. But, wait, before you even  start working on this skill with a child, he/she should be able to recognize the  the individual in words, also called phonemes. So, it is really […]

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Analytic vs. Synthetic Phonics – What is the difference? Which one is better for your child?

It may be that your child is learning to read at school and you have been told that on the curriculum they have some phonics instruction. Or maybe you are just trying to figure out what is the best way to teach your child to read… Whatever your personal circumstances, after reading this article, you […]

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Children Learning Reading Review – All You Need To Know Before Buying!

What will you learn of this review of the Children Learning Reading Program?  INTRO: Why did I get interested in the program? WHAT: What is Children Learning Reading? HOW: How does Children Learning Reading work? MATERIALS: What materials do you get with the Program? PRICE: How much does Children Learning Reading cost? BUY: How to […]

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What Exactly is Synthetic Phonics? Should You Use this System to Teach Your Child to Read?

If you have been looking into the topic of teaching your child to read or if you are an educator, you may have heard of the term Synthetic Phonics. In this article, I am going to explain what Synthetic phonics is, and if you find this phonics approach something you want to try, I will […]