How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

How to Teach Beginning Blending in Reading

After your child 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...
How to find your Child’s Reading Level

How to find your Child’s Reading Level

Finding your child’s reading level is really important because books that are too easy can become boring to read and books that are too difficult can become really frustrating. This really defeats the purpose of reading for fun.  How do you find your child’s reading...
Phonological Awareness Activities

Phonological Awareness Activities

In my work as an Orton-Gillingham reading specialist, I have found that children who struggle with reading often struggle primarily with phonological awareness.  Phonological awareness is the ability for children to pick up on sounds, syllables and rhymes in words...