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What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

Here is an overview of Dyslexia, a common reading disorder that involves difficulties reading, writing and spelling.

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Fly Swatter Phonics Game

Fly Swatter Phonics Game

Here is a fun and active phonics game that will help your student quickly recognize and learn any concept that you are working on and can be used in your homeschool or in your classroom literacy centers.

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How to Teach Spelling Words

How to Teach Spelling Words

Teaching spelling requires a logic, structure and fun activities. Here are some strategies that you can use to teach spelling effectively to kids of all ages.

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Los Angeles Unified School District and the PRIDE Reading Program

Los Angeles Unified School District and the PRIDE Reading Program

The PRIDE Reading Program is pleased to announce that it has been approved as a curriculum vendor for the Los Angeles Unified School District! Schools in the LAUSD school system are now able to obtain the PRIDE Reading Program’s structured literacy curriculum for students with dyslexia and specific learning disabilities.

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What is Dyslexia?

What is Dyslexia?

The International Dyslexia Association defines dyslexia as a specific learning disability that is neurobiological in origin. It is characterized by difficulties with fluent word recognition, and often with poor spelling and decoding abilities. Dyslexia has nothing to...

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How to Use Token Economy to Manage Behavior

How to Use Token Economy to Manage Behavior

If you're looking for a way to manage your student's behavior, you may want to consider using a token economy system. Token economies have been shown to be effective at managing behavior and improving student's overall conduct. In this blog post, I will discuss the...

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How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

After your student has mastered the alphabetic principle, the next step in learning to read is beginning blending. This means pushing all of the sounds together in a word to create the whole word without pausing. For example, reading the word ‘bat’ as /bbaatt/ instead...

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My Favorite Sight Word Activities

My Favorite Sight Word Activities

Sight words, sometimes referred to as high frequency words, are common words that students need to read often in sentences and stories. These words do not fit standard phonetic patterns. These include words like who, does, said, come, etc. Once a student learns to...

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The Science of Reading: What All Teachers Should Know

The Science of Reading: What All Teachers Should Know

What is the Science of Reading?The Science of Reading is a term that refers to research that has been conducted over the past twenty years by leading reading experts, cognitive scientists, and reading researchers on how we learn to read. There is an actual "science"...

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Alphabet Movement Activity: Simon Says

Alphabet Movement Activity: Simon Says

It is so easy to learn basic alphabet skills when you make it fun! I am going to share with you a really fun alphabet movement activity called Simon Says. Playing the game Simon Says really helps kids pay attention, learn letter recognition and most...

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How to Teach Letters and Sounds Correctly

How to Teach Letters and Sounds Correctly

Teaching letters and sounds can seem complicated, but it doesn't have to be! There are a few key things you can do to make the process smoother for both you and your student. In this blog post, I will discuss the importance of phonological awareness before teaching...

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Fly Swatter Phonics Game

Fly Swatter Phonics Game

This phonics game is a great way to add some movement and energy into your lessons. It's also a great way to help your students learn any phonics concept quickly and easily. All you need for this game are some index cards, a fly swatter, and a black marker.Getting...

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How to Teach Spelling Words

How to Teach Spelling Words

Teaching spelling words can be a daunting task, but it doesn't have to be! There are many different methods and strategies that can help your students learn and remember their spellings. In this blog post, I will discuss the best ways to teach spelling words. I will...

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Learning to Read with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Learning to Read with Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia of Speech is a speech disorder that makes it difficult for children to pronounce syllables and words. Apraxia can affect reading because when a child struggles with saying the sounds, they also struggle with reading the sounds. If you are wondering how to help...

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How to Teach Sequencing and Improve Reading Comprehension

How to Teach Sequencing and Improve Reading Comprehension

Any parent or teacher of young readers knows that there are numerous aspects to reading instruction, but they all point to one ultimate goal: comprehension. The good news is, a student does not have to be a fluent reader in order to start learning good comprehension...

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How to Teach Visualizing and Improve Reading Comprehension

How to Teach Visualizing and Improve Reading Comprehension

There are so many skills that go into learning to read, but they all point to one ultimate goal: comprehension. The good news is, a student does not have to be a fluent reader in order to start learning good comprehension strategies. The ever better news is that there...

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3 Ways to Make Teaching Vocabulary Fun

3 Ways to Make Teaching Vocabulary Fun

The average Kindergartener starts school knowing about 5,000 words just from listening. But once a child enters school, most of the new vocabulary --which totals about 3000 words by the end of 2nd grade--comes from reading. Reading a lot is the very best way for kids...

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