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Dec 18

The Big Five: Phonics, Letters and Sounds

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  “Perhaps the most important goal, in the interest of giving students a productive knowledge of grapheme-phoneme correspondences, is to convey to them the basic alphabetic principle. Very early in the course of instruction, one wants the students to understand that all twenty-six of those strange little symbols that comprise the alphabet are worth learning […]

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Nov 18

The Big Five: Phonics

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  “We human beings have to learn to read. That means we must have an environment that helps us to develop and connect a complex assortment of basic and not-so-basic processes, so that every young brain can form its own brand-new reading circuit.”     From Reader, Come Home, The Reading Brain in a Digital […]

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Nov 18

The Big Five: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Part 3

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  In the first part of this blog, I defined the first of the “Big Five” essentials for reading: Phonological awareness. I also shared my preferred order for teaching each of the skills under the phonological umbrella. In the second part,  I discussed activities and resources that promote and develop overall phonological awareness, and then […]

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Oct 18

8 Things that Everyone Should Know About Dyslexia

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  When my son was 8, and the educational psychologist confirmed he had dyslexia, it brought tears to my eyes. Not because of the diagnosis, but because he had to deal with a “system” who didn’t get him. As an educator, I knew what was ahead in his school career, and it was not going […]

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Oct 18

The Big Five: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness Part 2

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  In the first part of this blog, I defined the first of the “Big Five” essentials for reading: Phonological awareness. I also shared my preferred order for teaching each of the skills under the phonological umbrella.      Today, I will begin by discussing activities and resources that promote and develop overall phonological awareness […]

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Sep 18

The Big Five: Phonological and Phonemic Awareness – Part 1

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  In “The National Reading Panel and the Big Five,” I introduced you to the origins of “The Big Five” essentials for reading. Today, I am going to discuss the first of the “Five,” which is Phonological and Phonemic Awareness. This area is so important to remediation, that I will cover it over two blogs. […]

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