Strategies for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Strategies for Teaching Phonological Awareness

Phonological Awareness is the ability to hear and manipulate the sounds of spoken language. This is the very beginning foundation of reading and is a critical component to future decoding skills. Although many children’s brains are “wired” to learn this skill easily,...
How to Make Word Family Booklets

How to Make Word Family Booklets

This Word Family Booklet is the easiest activity to make and gives those kiddos a nice opportunity to practice reading three letter words.  On today’s post I am going to give you the instructions how to make these great little word family booklets as well as give you...
How to Teach Rhyming

How to Teach Rhyming

Rhyming is an important first step in the reading development for children.  When a child learns to rhyme, they learn to focus on how language works.  They also begin to notice all the individual sounds within each word.  If your child knows that jig and pig rhyme,...
3 Reasons to Homeschool in Summer

3 Reasons to Homeschool in Summer

There is no right or wrong way to homeschool. Some families homeschool year round, taking shorter breaks all year round while others plan on a long summer break. Both approaches have their advantages. On today’s post, I am going to give you my top 3 reasons to...