Why is Phonemic Awareness so Important?

Why is Phonemic Awareness so Important?

    To be ready to read, a child not only needs to know the letters of the alphabet but also must be aware that his or her own speech is made up of segments that differ from letters.  These segments are called phonemes.  I will try not to use too much teacher jargon...
Spelling with Letter Tiles in Orton-Gillingham

Spelling with Letter Tiles in Orton-Gillingham

    My favorite part about teaching kids spelling with the PRIDE Reading Program is using the Letter Tiles.  Each spelling lesson becomes multisensory since the kids are using both their visual and their kinesthetic modalities.   What are Letter Tiles?   In the PRIDE...