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It’s Here! Build Your Bundle Sale Is In Progress…

Today’s the day! The Build Your Bundle Sale has begun!

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Kay

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A Resource Sale Unlike Anything I’ve Seen Before!

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this upcoming sale!!! You get CUSTOMIZE resources that will benefit you in the coming school year! A new concept! The sale is only for one week. You can get more information and sign up for an email reminder by clicking the picture below!

 

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Reading 101 ~ A Snippet About Phonics

Reading 101 Phonics

Phonics

This is just a snippet about phonics. If you are using a curriculum that incorporates all the components of a well-rounded reading program, you likely have a good phonics program. I have included a chart at the end of this post that shows the progression of how a child moves through various stages of reading to become a proficient reader. The progression of phonics skills are shown in this chart. 

Phonics is the ability to associate sounds with letters and then use these sounds to form words. Most reputable reading programs do a good job of teaching phonics, so I won’t dwell here. There are three main parts to phonics instruction:

1) letter-sound correspondence;

2) Sounding out words;

3) Reading connected text (phrases, simple sentences, short paragraphs or stories.)

Your reading program should have readers or some type of text that allows your child to practice reading words that contain the sounds they have learned. In the world of reading this is called controlled text or controlled vocabulary because the text is controlled – the words are selected based on the sounds they have learned to that point. This is very important. This is where your child will apply the reading skills he has learned. Be sure your curriculum provides ample opportunity to practice reading connected text.

Review, review, review! Don’t move on to the next stage until your child has mastered the previous step. If you’re working on sounding out 2 and 3 letter words and they aren’t getting it, don’t move on to harder skills. Practice, review, keep working at it! Children need a solid foundation in phonics.

Time4Learning.com has a great chart that shows the progression of phonics skills. Get it here.

Happy Reading!

Kay

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Reading 101 ~ Phonemic Awareness ~ Part 4 ~ Older Students

 

What About Older Students?PA Part4

This question was asked several times last week.  Older students who lack a firm grasp of phonemic awareness need to be taught these important skills or have a thorough review of them until mastery is achieved.  The same things you teach to a young child can be taught to an older child as well.  Remember, it’s all done orally, so there are no “kindergarten” texts or worksheets to make them feel badly for having to review or learn these foundational skills.  I mentioned in the introduction that phonemic awareness activities are a big part of an intervention plan for those diagnosed with an auditory processing disorder. These activities are for any age. Though maximum benefit is achieved by learning these skills early on, they will help a struggling reader at any age.

The next post in this series will address how to assess your child’s phonemic awareness skills. Stay tuned! 

Happy Reading! Kay

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