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Category: Reading

Three Ways to Practice Counting Syllables

Recognizing where syllables are in a word is so critical for helping students (of all ages) decode and increase fluency. Being able to find each vowel sound, which in turn determines each syllable, is incredibly helpful. It leads to a student understanding how to break a word into smaller chunks. I believe it’s so important

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Guided Reading Toolkits

Guided Reading Student Toolkits It’s important for students to have their own toolkits to use for Guided Reading groups. This year, you may be sending these toolkits home, for remote learning. Or, you may be providing them to students to use in the classroom, but with social distancing and personal materials, in mind.  Here are

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5 Ways to Practice Sight Words

Recognizing Sight Words When students are learning to read, they are putting together many different aspects of reading. One thing, their brain is focusing on, is recognizing words quickly. When students recognize sight words, they are reading those without sounding them out. Their brain knows the words right away, by sight.  In a remote setting,

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Digital Guided Reading for Fall!

Digital Fall Guided Reading I recently wrote all about how excited the Fall weather makes me! The season inspires me to plan all things fall-themed, including guided reading groups. In this post I describe my printable Fall Guided Reading passages. I explain how the passages are the perfect way to build anticipation of a new

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5 Simple Steps for Teaching Close Reading

How to Teach a Close Reading Routine Close reading is such a great way to teach specific reading skills, while also giving your students plenty of text exposure. And, to make it even better, close reading is an easy routine to establish in your classroom! I want to share with you all today the way

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Engaging All Readers is Open for Enrollment!

Engaging All Readers Have you heard?? The Engaging All Readers membership site is live and open for registration! I wanted to walk you through all of the components of this membership. I couldn’t wait to give you an up close look at what you gain from this membership. Also- had to share why teachers love

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Building a Home-to-School Connection, Digitally!

I am a big believer that one of the things that can make the biggest impact on your students’ reading growth in a school year is buy-in from their families! The kind of literacy work that’s happening at home can make a huge impact on the kind of engagement you see from students in the

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Reading for Letter Recognition | ABC Stories

If you teach emerging readers, you likely do plenty of phonemic awareness work. This work is so important for cementing letter sounds in our students’ minds. It allows readers to retain it all when they begin reading words, sentences, and stories! As teachers of early readers, we know letter recognition is also one skill that

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Digital Reading Fluency Made Easy!

Why Focus On Digital Fluency? I can hardly believe that it’s already the beginning of August! This summer has somehow flown by, after a very long, very tedious spring! I can’t believe we’re already talking about going digital with so many resources, including my Fluency passages. We’re coming up on back to school season right

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Teaching Guided Reading, Digitally

Teaching Guided Reading, Digitally! I wrote in this post a few weeks back that I am so thankful that I started turning my Guided Reading Passages into digital resources a few years ago. Who knew that we would need them as much as we do? With all of the uncertainty surrounding the upcoming school year,

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